Hallmark Hotels invests over half a million into Leyland hotel

 

A leading Lancashire hotel is to undergo extensive refurbishments after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting.

Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, part of independent hotel group Hallmark Hotels, has invested over half a million pounds into refreshing the design and infrastructure of its bedrooms and bathrooms.  

Situated in the heart of the North West and just a short journey away from Preston, Liverpool and Manchester the hotel’s 2017 rebrand from Best Western to Hallmark Hotels has welcomed a rise in social banqueting events including christenings and weddings, sparking the decision for further investment.

The project, which begins this month, will see £550k invested into modernising the design and functionality of 31 of its bedrooms and bathrooms.  

John Knowles, General Manager at Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland said: “We spent sufficient time in 2017 gathering guest feedback to help us distribute investment wisely and ensure we remain at the forefront of a competitive market. We look forward to watching the work begin and gain guest insights post-development, but we’re confident the new bedroom designs will go down well!”

The hotel, which saw its highest revenue results in 2017 and nearly 6,000 attendees during its Christmas party season, has been nominated for a British Coach Tourism Award in the Accommodation Provider category. The strong year was, in part, due to a 4% increase in revenue from conferences, which is forecasted to increase a further 8% in 2018 and a significant leap forward in TripAdvisor traveler rankings moving from 45th out of 192 hotels in Lancashire to 29th out of 192 over the course of 2017.

John continued: “After a great end to last year, the refurbishments will not only benefit our travelling guests but also the local community, which we strive to be the centre of. Once the project is complete in March we’ll be re-launching our wedding packages which we hope will sustain the recent increase in social banqueting bookings.”

The investment into Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is part of the group’s wider refurbishment initiative to modernise several of its portfolio of 27 hotels across the country.

Hallmark Hotel Leyland Preston situated within close distance of three Northern airports makes an attractive location for meeting delegates travelling across the UK. The hotel has 13 meeting rooms, which can hold up to 360 delegates.  

Hallmark Hotels is an exciting, fast-growing hotel group that stretches across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Bournemouth.

The brand was formed in 2007 with a portfolio of eight hotels, which were acquired by Topland Group in 2014, one of the largest, privately owned international investment groups, following the earlier acquisition of the former Menzies Hotel group of 12 hotels in 2013. In 2015, the group was further strengthened by the acquisition of eight Feathers hotels, all based in the North West of England. The group now comprises a collection of 27 hotels across the UK, offering over 2,600 bedrooms and over 170 meeting rooms.

Hallmark Hotels’ mission is to be the home of great hospitality. With an aim to give each guest a home-from-home experience, Hallmark Hotels delivers efficient and kind service, a ‘best of British’ menu offering and free superfast Wi-Fi for all guests and visitors. Situated in city centres, rolling countryside, and by airports, the collection offers business and leisure guests a wide range of quality accommodation, food, and leisure facilities including golf courses, leisure clubs, and spas.

Hallmark Hotels Invests £1.5 Million in Birmingham Hotel

 

A leading Birmingham hotel has undergone extensive refurbishments to enhance its corporate hospitality, meetings and events offering.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan, part of leading UK independent hotel chain Hallmark Hotels, has invested over £1.5 million into refreshing the design of its bedrooms, suites and conference rooms.

Situated in leafy Edgbaston, just five minutes from Birmingham New Street and a stone’s-throw from the city’s renowned Arena, the hotel is popular among business travellers and as a venue for events.

The refurbishment project, which began in 2016, has seen a £700k investment into modernising the lift structures within the hotel and a further £450k spent on turning 53 of its 135 bedrooms into City Doubles. Continuing into 2017, the hotel has most recently seen £200k spent on converting 18 of its bedrooms into Classic twin bedrooms.

The work will continue throughout the year, and will incorporate the refurbishment of its Wallace Suite, and six other meeting rooms which together hold up to 170 delegates.

Amy Windsor, General Manager at Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan said: “The widespread refurbishments have given, what was already a popular hotel, a more modern and streamlined feel. Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan has a natural focus towards corporate and business guests and the increased space and investment will help us extend our offering to new and returning visitors. Alongside our new menu, also designed to meet the needs to the business traveller, we’re delighted with the feedback we are getting from regular business guests.

“With Birmingham’s position as a UK hub for the meetings and events market, we are especially keen to see the completion of our Wallace Suite – our largest conference suite – which we’re looking forward to unveiling later this autumn.”

The investment into Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is part of the group’s wider refurbishment initiative to modernise several of its portfolio of 28 hotels across the country.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is two miles from the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham University and the Bullring Shopping Centre. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, small cardio gym, seven meeting rooms and function rooms available for wedding hire.

Hallmark Hotels is an exciting, fast-growing hotel group which stretches across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Bournemouth.

The brand was formed in 2007 with a portfolio of eight hotels, which were acquired by Topland Group in 2014, one of the largest, privately-owned international investment groups, following the earlier acquisition of the former Menzies Hotel group of 12 hotels in 2013. In 2015, the group was further strengthened by the acquisition of eight Feathers hotels, all based in the North West of England. The group now comprises a collection of 28 hotels across the UK, offering over 2,600 bedrooms and over 170 meeting rooms.

Hallmark Hotels’ mission is to be the home of great hospitality. With an aim to give each guest a home-from-home experience, Hallmark Hotels delivers efficient and kind service, a ‘best of British’ menu offering and free superfast Wi-Fi for all guests and visitors. Situated in city centres, rolling countryside, and by airports, the collection offers business and leisure guests a wide range of quality accommodation, food, and leisure facilities including golf courses, leisure clubs, and spas.

Hallmark Hotels invests over half a million into Leyland hotel

 

A leading Lancashire hotel is to undergo extensive refurbishments after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting.

Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, part of independent hotel group Hallmark Hotels, has invested over half a million pounds into refreshing the design and infrastructure of its bedrooms and bathrooms.  

Situated in the heart of the North West and just a short journey away from Preston, Liverpool and Manchester the hotel’s 2017 rebrand from Best Western to Hallmark Hotels has welcomed a rise in social banqueting events including christenings and weddings, sparking the decision for further investment.

The project, which begins this month, will see £550k invested into modernising the design and functionality of 31 of its bedrooms and bathrooms.  

John Knowles, General Manager at Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland said: “We spent sufficient time in 2017 gathering guest feedback to help us distribute investment wisely and ensure we remain at the forefront of a competitive market. We look forward to watching the work begin and gain guest insights post-development, but we’re confident the new bedroom designs will go down well!”

The hotel, which saw its highest revenue results in 2017 and nearly 6,000 attendees during its Christmas party season, has been nominated for a British Coach Tourism Award in the Accommodation Provider category. The strong year was, in part, due to a 4% increase in revenue from conferences, which is forecasted to increase a further 8% in 2018 and a significant leap forward in TripAdvisor traveler rankings moving from 45th out of 192 hotels in Lancashire to 29th out of 192 over the course of 2017.

John continued: “After a great end to last year, the refurbishments will not only benefit our travelling guests but also the local community, which we strive to be the centre of. Once the project is complete in March we’ll be re-launching our wedding packages which we hope will sustain the recent increase in social banqueting bookings.”

The investment into Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is part of the group’s wider refurbishment initiative to modernise several of its portfolio of 27 hotels across the country.

Hallmark Hotel Leyland Preston situated within close distance of three Northern airports makes an attractive location for meeting delegates travelling across the UK. The hotel has 13 meeting rooms, which can hold up to 360 delegates.  

Hallmark Hotels is an exciting, fast-growing hotel group that stretches across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Bournemouth.

The brand was formed in 2007 with a portfolio of eight hotels, which were acquired by Topland Group in 2014, one of the largest, privately owned international investment groups, following the earlier acquisition of the former Menzies Hotel group of 12 hotels in 2013. In 2015, the group was further strengthened by the acquisition of eight Feathers hotels, all based in the North West of England. The group now comprises a collection of 27 hotels across the UK, offering over 2,600 bedrooms and over 170 meeting rooms.

Hallmark Hotels’ mission is to be the home of great hospitality. With an aim to give each guest a home-from-home experience, Hallmark Hotels delivers efficient and kind service, a ‘best of British’ menu offering and free superfast Wi-Fi for all guests and visitors. Situated in city centres, rolling countryside, and by airports, the collection offers business and leisure guests a wide range of quality accommodation, food, and leisure facilities including golf courses, leisure clubs, and spas.