Infotel Magazine | Edition 22 | November 2017

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You're Friday read has landed and we've got the tonic if you've got the time! Whether you need a pre-Christmas pick-me-up, a couples pamper package or a besties break, you'll find the perfect tonic in our special spa feature. Head to Manchester and make some magical memories, check-out the latest UK hotel offers and check-in to some of this month's Infotel members ready to welcome you...

2017 Edition 22

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Winter

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Contents

Featured Hotel

Gleddoch

House Hotel

Golf & Spa

A Postcard from

Manchester

It’s Spa

Time

7 10 18

4 10

The Guest Book

It’s Spa Time

23Sparth House Hotel

5

Dates for the Diary

16

Ibis Budget Warrington

Lymm Services

24

Infotel Special

Offers

6 17

Chase Lodge Hotel

Ibis Budget

Knutsford

26

Cameron Ventures

Group

7 18

Gleddoch House

Hotel Golf & Spa

A Postcard from

Manchester

8 22

Infotel Business

Manchester Hotels

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partner properties ready to welcome you

The Guest Book

Best Western

Orton Hall

Hotel

Cambridgeshire

Stallingborough

Grange Hotel

Lincolnshire

Kings Arms Brentford

Greater London

The Swan

Gloucestershire

Haycock Hotel

Cambridgeshire

The

Dabbling

Duck

Norfolk

Five

Bells

Inn

West Sussex

Pheasant Inn

Berkshire

Ferryman Inn

Oxfordshire

Lancaster Hall Hotel

London

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DATES FOR THE DIARY

What’s On? November 2017

Alexandra Palace

Fireworks Festival

3 - 4 November

London >>

Bridgewater Guy

Fawkes Carnival

4 November

Somerset >>

Who?

Leeds Castle Fireworks

Display 4 - 5 November

Kent >>

Bournemouth

Christmas Market

14 November - 4 January

Bournemouth >>

Chester Literature

Festival 12 - 19 November

Chester >>

Where?

Exeter Christmas

Market on Cathedral

Green 16 November

- 17 December

Exeter >>

Lincoln Christmas

Lights Switch On

17 November

Lincoln >>

Frankfurt Christmas

Market Birmingham

16 November -

24 December

Birmingham >>

When?

Salisbury Christmas Market

23 November - 22 December

Salisbury >>

Huddersfield

Contemporary Music

Festival 17 - 26 November

Huddersfield >>

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Chase Lodge Hotel

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 4AS

From

£85

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Dating back 200 years, this

former magistrate’s house has

old world charm and character.

The independently run Chase

Lodge Hotel offers eight individual,

comfortable guestrooms with

free WiFi.

Just 30 minutes from central

London and Heathrow Airport,

close to Twickenham, Bushy Park

and the ancient City of Kingston,

which has a fabulous range of

restaurants and bars.

Free parking between 4pm and

10am the next day or secure

all day parking for a £10 fee is

available but will need to be

booked in advance.

40 Spaces

on Street

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar Weddings Parties Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

10.00am

“We cannot fault this place for

convenience, comfort, cleanliness,

atmosphere, staff. It is a gem of a

place, nothing is too much trouble.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Gleddoch House Hotel Golf & Spa

Glasgow, Renfrewshire PA14 6YE

From

£72

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Just 20 minutes from Glasgow

City Centre and under 15 minutes

from Glasgow International Airport,

Gleddoch offers 75 en-suite

guestrooms, ranging from Classic

Doubles to Suites. All rooms include

free WiFi, flat screen TVs and

complimentary Elemis toiletries.

Most rooms benefit from fabulous

views overlooking the River Clyde or

the glorious 18-hole championship

golf course.

A menu created around Scottish

produce is served in the hotel’s

restaurant, Vista. Cullen skink and

haggis, neeps and tatties are a few of

the timeless classics. Other delicious

options take their cue from further

afield, like saffron risotto or

camembert, fig and onion tart.

“Rooms are stunning, spa

facilities amazing, food fantastic,

staff very helpful, customer

service exceptional.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

250 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Weddings

& Parties

Gym

& Spa

Indoor

Pool

Golf

Check In

3.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

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Where will your work take you this month?

INVERNESS

144 properties

MANCHESTER

334 properties

SUNDERLAND

221 properties

LINCOLN

312 properties

CHESTER

186 properties

NORWICH

401 properties

CARDIFF

192 properties

READING

210 properties

The best rooms at the best rates, sourced

by the best accommodation specialists.

Meet the team

Babs

Becky

Jackie

Jodie

Rosie Sue Tom Tanya

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It’s Spa

Time

If the thought of Christmas and the New Year

heralds in thoughts of a refreshed, rejuvenated

and ready-to-go you, then you’ll want to dip

into our Spa collection of hotels.

Whether it’s a quick getaway with a pamper day

or a complete unwind to charge the batteries

with a longer stay, it’s time to escape the chaos!

It was good enough for an exiled King of

France (Louis XVIII) and his court from 1809

to 1814 so a stay at Hartwell House Hotel,

Restaurant & Spa in Buckinghamshire is a

noble decision! The Grade I listed Jacobean

and Georgian House impresses with elegant

and spacious reception rooms, decorative

ceilings, panelled walls, antique furniture

and fine paintings.

The spa is housed in a splendid building modelled on an

orangery and has a good sized swimming pool, spa bath,

steam room, saunas and a well equipped gym (just in

case you have a sudden burst of energy).

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Experienced therapists offer a wide range of

treatments using Aromatherapy Associates,

BIOEFFECT and Jessica. Our favourite treatments

are the Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience

which releases tension in every part of the body,

stimulates the nervous system and encourages

healthy circulation or try the Bespoke Skin Polish

for a pre-Christmas glow.

A pregnancy massage and post-pregnancy skin

nourishment treatment are both available and

for men, there’s a choice of three refinery facials.

And when you’re finished with treatments,

don’t miss the chance to stroll around the

hotel’s grounds. The 29 acres of parkland has

follies to discover, an old church ruin, statues

and a lake, making it an equally therapeutic

place to escape to.

Hartwell House Hotel,

Restaurant & Spa

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 8NR

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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spa time

Unspoilt Suffolk countryside is the backdrop

for relaxation and time devoted to you when

you pick the peaceful Ufford Park Hotel Golf

& Spa, close to the charming market town

of Woodbridge.

Considered to be one of East Anglia’s finest day spas,

the sumptuous Thermal Suite is the centre-piece and

includes a series of heating and cooling experiences,

such as the large hydro-pool, aroma steam room,

mineral grotto and soft sauna. Guests can also enjoy

complimentary access to the Health Club with its

deck-level swimming pool and gym.

Ufford Park Hotel Golf & Spa

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1QW

Only a short walk from the blue flag

award-winning beaches and in a prime

location on the prestigious East Cliff in

Bournemouth is the Queens Hotel & Spa.

Located on the lower ground floor of the hotel, the

Forever Gorgeous Day Spa and Clinic has nine

treatment rooms and two lounges. Pamper packages

using Elemis products can be booked in advance and

there are a wide variety of treatments available. Couples

pamper packages, best friends, mother and daughter,

men, pregnant guests and groups are catered for in

the modern, peaceful and welcoming spa which

creates a real hideaway atmosphere to unwind.

The hotel itself has represented the ultimate in

Bournemouth luxury since the 1940s and has an

excellent reputation for dining. There’s a choice of

restaurants; Alexander’s for a table d’hote menu and

the Garden Lounge and Bar for a less formal occasion.

Queens Hotel & Spa

Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3DL

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For a midweek retreat, Sunday

sanctuary, twilight or indulgence package,

The Parsonage Hotel & Spa provides

the perfect excuse for a pampering.

Just a short drive from the historic City of York, the

hotel and spa is set in six acres of formal gardens

and woodland and offers accommodation in the

Main House, Coach House, Cottage or Lodge.

The Cloisters Spa has five treatment rooms, a

16 metre indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna,

steam room and aromatherapy salt room along

with a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

Elemis products and touch therapies provide guests

with a complete spa journey. The overnight spa

package begins with an indulgent cream tea on

arrival followed by a signature therapy session lasting

55 minutes, a three course meal in the AA Rosette

award-winning restaurant and full English breakfast

the next day.

The Parsonage Hotel & Spa

York, North Yorkshire YO19 6LF

The Sunday Sanctuary starts with an afternoon of

relaxation and tea, a two course evening meal in

The Fat Abbot, accommodation, full English breakfast

and then a choice of beauty treatments. Whether it’s

relaxation and renewal or a winter refresher, there’s an

extensive choice of packages to pick you up, give you

a glow and send you off re-energised!

An investment last year of over £400,000

at Kettering Park Hotel has created a

simple, stylish and timeless look for the

hotel’s spa. With products from Natural ESPA

skincare, Jessica nail care and exclusive Natura

Bisse products to beautify, and specialist hot

stone, anti-cellulite, reflexology, sports massage

and Indian head massage treatments to

empower well-being, you’ll find your stress

and aches dissapear.

A fitness centre and a choice of classes, including

yoga, pilates and aqua aerobics are also available

for guests and the al fresco terrace is the perfect

setting for further relaxation.

Kettering Park Hotel

Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6XT

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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spa time

Mercure Manchester Norton

Grange Hotel & Spa Lancashire

Hintlesham Hall Suffolk

Brook Mollington Banastre

Hotel & Spa Cheshire

Sketchley Grange Leicestershire

Village Hotel Glasgow

Lanarkshire

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Berkshire

Wiltshire Hotel Golf &

Leisure Resort Wiltshire

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Regency Hotel Solihull

West Midlands

Hilton Avisford Park Hotel West Sussex

Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Gloucestershire

Kilworth House Hotel Leicestershire

Hallmark Hotel Derby

Mickleover Court Derbyshire

Homewood Park Hotel &

Spa Somerset

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe

Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Ibis Budget Warrington Lymm Services

Warrington, Cheshire WA13 0SP

From

£50

£60

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Convenient for Manchester Airport, just one mile from junction 20 on the M6 or junction 9 on the M56 and a short drive

from Manchester City Centre, the Ibis Budget Warrington offers double rooms with a flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom,

a double bed and a double sofa bed.

A 24-hour reception operates, free parking and discounts are

available at M&S, Costa, McDonalds and WHSmith.

60 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

24hr

Reception

CCTV

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

12.00pm

“Receptionist was very helpful,

sorted room and drinks tray

quickly. Room was spacious, bed

comfortable and shower excellent.

Would certainly use again.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Ibis Budget Knutsford

Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0PP

From

£50

£60

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Comfort at a sensible price and in a

convenient location for Cheshire and the

North West as well as being en route to

Manchester City Centre and the airport.

All guestrooms are ground floor and

provide a double bed, sofa bed, flat

screen TV and free WiFi. A 24-hour

reception operates and there’s plenty

of free car parking.

“Comfortable bed. Nice

pillows and covers. Clean

and tidy with friendly staff.

It’s a good budget hotel.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

35 Spaces

On-site

WiFi

24hr

Reception

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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A Postcard from

Manchester

The UK’s third most visited city is home to the oldest library

in the English speaking world, it’s the birthplace of Emmeline

Pankhurst, founder of the Suffragette movement, and is a

major creative centre with architecture, fashion, music, film

and the performing arts.


As well as having more rock stars per head than any

other British city, Manchester has been incredibly

successful with Nobel prizes; so far 25 Nobel Laureates

have worked at the University of Manchester and

its institutions.

Photo by Mike Peel / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo (The Smiths) by Brett Jordan / CC BY 2.0

Photo (Joy Division) by Wishbook / CC BY-SA 2.0

Joy Division, Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses,

Happy Mondays, James, M People, Take That,

Simply Red and Elbow are just a few of the bands

to emerge from Manchester and if you’re talking

music, Factory Records and The Hacienda were

the verse and chorus of the city’s music scene in

the 1980s and 90s.

Photo (The Hacienda) by Robert Scarth / CC BY-SA 2.0

Redeveloped into flats in 2007, artefacts from the famous

nightclub and the record label form a collection of old

posters and fliers and even the loading bay dock doors

are on view, at the Manchester Museum of Science

and Industry (open daily from 10am to 5pm). Hacienda

co-owner and New Order bassist Peter Hook had six bass

guitars made from the dance floor floorboards, complete

with cigarette burns and stiletto heel marks!

Photo © by David Dixon (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Film fans and vinyl fanatics will love the

Northern Quarter for its numerous record stores

and recognisable locations used in big screen hits

Alfie, Captain America: The First Avenger and Guy

Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. There’s also a good

variety of bars and cafes and Affleck’s Palace,

a former department store is now a multi-story

bazaar of alternative clothing, piercings

and tattoos.

Photo by Duncan Hull / CC BY 2.0

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The beautiful sandstone building of Chetham

Library dates back to 1421 when it was home

to priests from Manchester’s Collegiate Church.

Part of Chetham’s School of Music, the library’s

collection is of national and international

importance with early printed books,

manuscripts, diaries, prints and paintings.

Exclusive pre-arranged tours are available

which take in the main Reading Room where

Daniel Defoe, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin

Disreali, Karl Marx and Blur front man, Damon

Albarn have been among the roll call of the

famous to study there.

Photo by Parrot of Doom [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons

Never mind the 1476 edition

of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

which is at The John Rylands

Library, it’s the stunning

architecture of this Victorian

Gothic building that leaves the

library looking more like a castle

or a cathedral, which will truly

impress! Cumbrian sandstone

and Polish oak plus art nouveau

light fittings and radiator grills,

vaulted ceilings, stone archways

and quiet coves set the scene

for quite possibly the greatest

read of your life!

Photo by Mdbeckwith [CC BY 3.0],

via Wikimedia Commons

With Christmas just around the corner,

shopping is never a struggle in Manchester.

Vivien Westwood, Burberry, Paul Smith,

Mulberry and Crombie are just a few of the

designer, boutique shops while Selfridges,

Jessops and House of Fraser tick the boxes

for department store favourites.

Head to the Arndale or the Trafford Centre

for under-one-roof shopping or the

Lowry Outlet Mall at the Salford Quays

for 60% off designer shopping.

Photo by And-Rew [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Rept0n1x [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


The Grade II listed Manchester Opera

House is the city’s largest theatre,

seating audiences up to 1,920. With a

spacious stage and orchestra pit, big

touring musical productions, concerts

and ballets are totally at home.

Photo by Mike Peel [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It would be a red card scenario not

to mention football in Manchester!

With two arch rival teams and two

armies of fans, the beautiful game can

be celebrated with stadium tours of

Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium

and don’t forget a visit to the National

Football Museum! The four floor shrine

to football is full of interactive experiences,

discovery zones and memorabilia.

Photo by Tatchie from Lisburn, Northern Ireland [CC BY 2.0 ],

via Wikimedia Commons

Fine dining, cheap eats, international

cuisine and an excellent choice of tea

and coffee shops means you’ll never

need to miss a meal when in

Manchester!

Whether you’re after an American grill,

Spanish tapas, Indian curry, Chinese,

Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian or

vegetarian, your favourite dishes

are on the menu!

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Accommodation in Manchester is like the cuisine; all budgets are

catered for! You’ll find five star luxury, well known chains, serviced

apartments and cheap nights away in our Manchester collection >>

Village Hotel Manchester

Ashton

Novotel Manchester West

APG Serviced

Accommodation

The Ainscow Hotel

& Spa

Citysuites

Crowne Plaza Manchester

Airport

Mercure Manchester

Piccadilly Hotel

Approved Serviced

Apartments

Hallmark Inn

Manchester South

Find your Manchester break here >>

OUR COLLECTION

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Sparth House Hotel

Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5RP

From

£60

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

A relaxed and comfortable

atmosphere welcomes guests to

16 individually designed en-suite

guestrooms, including two suites,

all providing Freeview TV, WiFi and

hospitality trays.

Start the day with a full English or

continental breakfast and enjoy

an evening meal of locally sourced

produce from the local farm butcher,

Lancashire grown vegetables and

award-winning British cheeses.

In the summer months, make the

most of the secluded grounds with a

pre-dinner drink on the terrace and in

the winter, relax around the fire with

a post meal nightcap.

“Great hotel with extremely

friendly staff. I often stay here

while away with work and find

it very comfortable and have

enjoyed a number of stays.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

50 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Weddings Parties Room Check In

Service 2.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

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Special Offers

Chase Lodge Hotel

Surrey

Save at least £40 on

bookings before 31 Jan ‘18

Skelwith Bridge

Hotel

Cumbria

Christmas in Cumbria

Coul House Hotel

Ross-shire

Autumn B&B offer - save up

to 50%

VIEW DETAILS

VIEW DETAILS

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Best Western Plus

Milford Hotel

West Yorkshire

Corporate Discount 10% off

2 night stay

VIEW DETAILS

Heacham Manor

Hotel

Norfolk

Range of B&B & self-catering

breaks

VIEW DETAILS

Langstone Cliff Hotel

Devon

2 nights B&B plus afternoon

tea, pre-dinner drink &

evening meal

VIEW DETAILS

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Call reservations team 01775 843413

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Special Offers

Gray Manor Hotel

Wiltshire

Save £90 on a family or a

luxury suite

VIEW DETAILS

Docklands Lodge

London

Docklands

Save up to 10% when you

quote ‘Infotel10’

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Barnett Hill

Surrey

A magical Christmas getaway

in this Surrey stunner!

VIEW DETAILS

Bell at Boxford

Berkshire

Sunday & Monday night

special offers

Deans Place Hotel

East Sussex

Four packages available until

the end of 2017

Crowtree Wigwams

Lincolnshire

Weekly Offer - book 1 week

& get one night free

VIEW DETAILS

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Interested? email

RESERVATIONS

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The Cameron Ventures Group was established in 1999 and

has a portfolio consisting of hotels in East Anglia which are

members of the Best Western Affiliation.

Cedars Hotel & Restaurant

Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 2AJ

From

The Cedars Hotel in Stowmarket, Suffolk, has 25 well appointed en-suite bedrooms including

three family rooms and a ground floor, adapted room for wheelchair users. A wide ranging

menu offers traditional dishes which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or the relaxed bar.

£69.50

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Best Western Ipswich Hotel

Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3JD

From

£55

Close to the centre of Ipswich yet on the edge of Constable Country, 74 guestrooms and two suites

provide comfortable accommodation. A menu of English favourites is served in the Wolsey Suite

and a snack bar menu is available in the Wolsey Bar.

Best Western Brome Grange Hotel

Diss, Suffolk IP23 8AP

From

Set in a quadrangle, courtyard bedrooms offer full facilities for the leisure and business

traveller in this former 16th century coaching inn. English and international cuisine is served in

the Courtyard Restaurant and a range of cask-conditioned ales can be enjoyed in the King’s Bar.

£49.50

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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