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Exclusive, specialised spa rituals launched by QHotels

When the marketing team approached me about writing my very first blog, I felt quite excited. Social media is simply mind-boggling but I absolutely love it and love how people can so easily express their opinions and interests. My name … Continue reading

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Did you enjoy the 2011 summer?

Did you enjoy the 2011 summer? If you blinked you may have done. As you all know I am an avid golf fan and was thankful that I was securely tucked up at home with a cup of tea and … Continue reading

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A new beginning at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel

They say the 3 most stressful things in life are, moving house, changing job and becoming a parent for the first time. Last time I blogged you I declared I was expecting my first child in September so I decided … Continue reading

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Is it time to hit the eco-friendly gym?

I have never blogged before and while not being a complete computer Luddite I did regard the request to complete a blog with some trepidation. I have been the General Manager at The Hampshire Court Hotel for 2 years but I … Continue reading

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Where do spas go in the future?

As we bed in our new spa facilities at Norton Park, I was reviewing the changes that have occurred to the spa industry over the last number of years.   I first became involved in the spa concepts at Mount … Continue reading

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The golfing season is here!

Having recently recovered from watching arguably the greatest last day of the Masters , my mind could not help but think of the battle that awaits the worlds top golfers at Royal St. Georges later on this summer. I love … Continue reading

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Social media – changing the way of customer service

In my first attempt at posting a blog, I discussed whether social media was a revenue channel or a channel for engagement.  Having now watched the comments come into our blog and spending some time going through our social media … Continue reading

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How patriotic are you? The Queen visits Stratford-upon-Avon

Well what a great March we have seen here in Stratford-upon-Avon, firstly the much anticipated opening of the brand new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the town and then to have Her Majesty The Queen to visit Stratford to officially open the theatre. … Continue reading

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Staff – Ambassadors or Assassins?

Hi my name is Simon Barker and I have the enormous privilege of being General Manager of Bridgewood Manor in Kent. Recently I was having a chat with one of our regular guests who had stayed at a competitor hotel … Continue reading

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The Olympics 2012 – an exciting time ahead

I was delighted when Debbie our Director of Marketing Services invited me to be a guest blogger on the QHotels blog.  Having never written a blog before I sat in front of a blank screen for some considerable time.  I … Continue reading

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