HOTEL DU VIN STRATFORD CHECKS IN NEW MANAGER

Natalie Heath

Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon has appointed all-new manager Natalie Heath ahead of its third year. The new general manager brings over 20 years of hospitality experience, and a full suite of new ideas to the boutique hotel.  The hotel, which took Stratford-upon-Avon by storm in 2018, has had a successful two years since opening in the former registry office building, and with new manager at the helm more successes are yet to come. Newly appointed Natalie will be focussed on driving sales and strategy for the hotel, having studied hotel management and training at The Savoy and built her wealth

MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM MAKES ROOM FOR ALL-NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

MalBox, Malmaison, Mailbox Birmingham

Malmaison Birmingham has appointed two new senior managers alongside the launch of its all-new Mailbox hot spot. The boutique hotel has employed Emma Morgan as General Manager and Luke Gallimore as Deputy General Manager, as well as launching a brand new F&B outlet at designer destination, the Mailbox. The past three years has seen phenomenal and sustained growth for Malmaison Birmingham, following the completion of its multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme in 2016, team recruitment drives, and 3% increase in revenue year on year. The award-winning hotel, which is owned by Frasers Hospitality and renowned for daring to be different, is continuing

YOUR PASSPORT TO PARADISE THIS NATIONAL RUM DAY

National Rum Day, Atlantico Rum, Malmaison Hotels, Malmaison Birmingham

With just over two weeks until National Rum Day, Atlántico Rum is coming to Birmingham for an evening dedicated to the spirit. Taking place at Malmaison on Thursday 16 August, guests will enjoy a five-course menu and five perfectly paired rum cocktails, created by award-winning drinks expert, Rob Wood. Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Atlántico boasts a selection of the highest quality rums and is aiming to “change people’s perception of rum”. Often overlooked in favour of gin and whisky, rum is being pitched as the next big spirit by the drinks industry, and the Atlántico National Rum Day dinner

MALMAISON SHAKES THINGS UP WITH RUM POP-UP

Things are hotting up at Malmaison Birmingham as Chez Mal Bar gets set to bring the Cuban climate to the Mailbox, thanks to a new six-week project with Havana Club rum. Launching this Friday (22 September), Havana Club will be the ‘rum in residence’ at Malmaison for the next six weekends serving up a specially crafted cocktail menu that will shake things up every Friday and Saturday. Rum fans will get the chance to sample the Havana Club range, including Havana Club 3, which combines freshness and character to create an authentic Cuban Mojito. Teamed with mint and soda water,

GIN DINNER SET TO SHAKE UP MOOR HALL HOTEL

It was announced as Amazon’s best seller this week, and now Edinburgh Gin is lifting the spirits of gin fans in the Midlands with the announcement of a special five-course dinner dedicated to Mother’s Ruin. On Friday 8 September, the team from Edinburgh Gin will bring their award-winning range to Moor Hall Hotel for a five-course feast set to tantalise the tastebuds. Prepared by the hotel’s new head chef, Nigel Parnaby, a special menu has been created to complement the range of gins on offer. Leading the evening will be the Edinburgh Gin team who will educate guests about a

IAN MACLEOD DISTILLERS AND MOOR HALL HOTEL SERVE UP THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER

Sutton Coldfield’s stunning country house hotel, Moor Hall Hotel & Spa, has teamed up with one of the world’s most respected Scottish independent distilleries to present an exquisite five course dinner that will celebrate and showcase some of Ian Macleod’s best whiskies. On Thursday 20 July, guests will enjoy a five-course meal specially crafted by Moor Hall Hotel’s new head chef, Nigel Parnaby, who has recently joined the hotel from Hoar Cross Hall. Each of the dishes on the menu will be teamed with a dram from the Ian Macleod repertoire; from the slowly distilled complexity of Glengoyne to the

MALMAISON CELEBRATES STELLAR PERFORMANCE AS IT CHECKS INTO 2017

Following a successful end to 2016, which saw Malmaison Birmingham’s revenue increase by 7.5%, the boutique hotel has kicked off the year with team promotions and appointments, and even a national award win. Damian Goom, who joined the leading brand as General Manager in February 2014, has been promoted to Senior General Manager. As well as overseeing the Birmingham hotel, he is now responsible for the group’s Brighton, Cheltenham, Oxford and Reading hotels, working alongside their General Managers to maintain peak performance. Speaking about his new role, which started earlier this month, Damian commented: “My new role is a fantastic

UB40’S BRIAN TRAVERS SET TO GIVE FANS ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ AT EXCLUSIVE EVENT

UB40 founding member Brian Travers is set to take the stage in September, as he gets ready to talk art and rock band antics at a special event. Hosted by famed music journalist, Graham Young, guests will enjoy an intimate and candid evening with Brian as special guest to hear about life in the band and why he’s finally revealed his second talent. ‘In conversation with Brian Travers’ will take place on Thursday 15 September, and give music fans the opportunity to hear his own account about how and why UB40 started, and what it’s like preparing for a new

MALMAISON SERVES UP A TWIST ON AFTERNOON TEA

If you think of afternoon tea as finger sandwiches and a cup of Earl Grey then think again because Malmaison Birmingham has turned one of Britain’s favourite pastimes on its head. Malmaison’s all new Afternoon Tea brings the personality back into this tradition, with a menu packed-full of delicacies and delights. Start your journey with the savoury offering, which includes hot smoked salmon and crème fraiche wraps, chipotle chicken and avocado wraps, and mini beef burgers. Follow this with sweet treats including a strawberry and vanilla pavlova, salted chocolate brownie, lemon and polenta cake, and a quintessentially British rhubarb and

EXCLUSIVE BRAIN TRAVERS ART EXHIBITION PREMIERS AT MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM

Founding member of international reggae band UB40 turned artist, Brian Travers, is thrusting his latest art collection into the spotlight as it takes centre stage at Malmaison Birmingham.   Last week saw the installation of Brian’s latest work within Malmaison Birmingham, with guests and visitors to the hotel being treated to an exclusive glimpse of the chart-topper’s newest compositions. The main feature of the exhibition is an exclusive piece: ‘The Malmaison Installation of 8 UV monkeys’, which is inspired by Brian’s passion for the natural world. The collection also showcases pieces motivated by his time spent touring with global superstars,