Ideas take shape for 2020 as York Business Week hailed a success

Ideas are already taking shape for next year’s York Business Week with plans to make it bigger and better. Organisers of this year’s fixture have hailed it a success, with praise coming in from delegates who attended the key Future York and York Hospitality conferences as well as those who supported the seminars, workshops and other events.…

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THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN YORK

York native Joanna Whitehead selects the best chic hotels in one of the UK’s prettiest cities, and she’s chosen a number of HAY members for her shortlist! A trip to York is always a good idea, but as the days get shorter and the mornings frostier, the cobbled streets and snickelways of this historic city take on…

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HAY chairman Philip Bolson calls for tourism tax debate

ANY moves to introduce a tourist tax for York needs to be thoroughly debated and fair for all players, says the new chairman of HAY (Hospitality Association York). Philip Bolson said he was “fundamentally opposed” to a tax – but acknowledged that councils were cash strapped. Local authorities do not have the powers to impose a tourism…

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Knights Welcome Hilton York!

York City Knights have received a major boost ahead of their huge Betfred Championship play-off semi final against Featherstone Rovers at Bootham Crescent this Saturday with the news that they are delighted to announce that one of York’s most popular hotels – the Hilton York – has become an official club partner. The Hilton brand…

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Hospitality Association York’s exciting plans for the future…

YORK’s hospitality association has unveiled its commitment to help grow the city’s profile, following the election of a new chair. Philip Bolson, General Manager at The Grand, York – the city’s only five star hotel – has taken on the lead role at HAY (Hospitality Association York) with Martin Bradnam, GM at the Doubletree by…

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York and The Grand hotel win top accolades in 75,000-strong vote

YORK has beaten the competition to be crowned the best city in the UK in a vote of almost 75,000 people. The city beat Edinburgh and London, which were second and third respectively, to be named Best UK City in the 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards, based on the views of 74,915 readers. The…

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HAY Member Supports T Level Student With 26 Week Work Placement

Hannah Smith York College T Levels Student – My 26 week work placement at the York Marriott January to July 2019 The importance of your T levels programme in getting the industry experience: “My placement at the Marriott York in HR was very beneficial and it showed me the importance of how getting real experience…

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Many HAY Members Shortlisted For Prestigious Awards

The White Rose Awards is the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK. An opportunity for Yorkshire to showcase the best and brightest it has to offer, the standard grows year on year as it continues to wow. Many HAY Members are proud to be amongst the nominations. Click here to see the full shortlist…

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A Grand Plan To be Greener

YORKSHIRE’S only five-star hotel has pledged to eliminate single use plastic by December 31. The Grand, York, has informed all its suppliers that, if they cannot find an alternative form of packaging in time, then it will have no choice but to shop elsewhere. The plan is the brainchild of the luxury hotel’s Junior Board,…

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York St John University students make Grand Hotel picture perfect

A FIVE-star York hotel has joined forces with art students from a local university to create an eye-catching series of visual displays. The Grand Hotel has entered into a permanent partnership with York St John University, to display the work of students from the School of Art and Design. Hotel manager Philip Bolson said: “The…

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