Greetings from the New Forest!
So, I thought that this month was pretty uneventful until I thought about it. It all started with the Jubilee weekend, which despite the weather was a great success. We had a special Jubilee inspired menu on the Sunday and a fantastic BBQ on the Monday- amazingly the skies cleared in the evening and it was a bit chilly but a lovely evening! We were fully booked for the weekend and the hotel had a great atmosphere.
We also received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, this is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on trip advisor, apparently about 10% of accommodations listed on trip advisor receive this award, so we were very proud and it’s been put on our wall of achievement in reception- along with our rosette and food reviews J
We finished room 2 and are so pleased with the results, especially the double shower. I have posted some pictures on facebook so please take a look!
We have also changed the bed and toilet in room 16. I was worried we were not going to get this finished, although we managed to do it with a few days to spare. The reason for the rush, was we had a wedding at the end of the month and the groom needed the new bed and loo as he is disabled and would not have been able to use the previous one, so I am very happy that it’s all sorted.
I am on the sub committee for the New Forest Tourism Association Wedding Showcase and we started planning this event this month, it’s scheduled to take place on the 24th February 2013. It is a great event to see a lot of wedding venues in the area all on one day. We took part last year and had a lot of lovely couples come to see us and even got some bookings too.
The New Forest Tourism Association is also hosting a Conference Showcase in October and we will be taking part in this event and so this month I started to prepare our literature- I have not seen the final printed leaflets yet but I hope they will be back from the printers soon.
We have also started making preparations for our open day on 27th August. We hope to host a day to show everybody what we have achieved in the last 12 months and so please come and see us. I will put more details on the website soon!
You will also see that our website photos have changed. So happy that everybody can see the newly painted hotel and also how beautiful the garden is looking. It’s been our first June here and I can’t believe how wonderful the rhododendrons looked- and also how short their season is, quite disappointing that the flowers are already disappearing!
We also celebrated 2 fabulous weddings this month and we send all our best wishes to our gorgeous couples and we hope you will come back soon. I am missing our e mail chats.
Well, that’s about all, not bad for what I thought was a slow news month! Let’s hope that the Sun shines for July and look forward to welcoming you soon to the hotel.