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The UK’s Great Christmas Markets Destination 2017

Many people wonder where to go to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the UK. While we have a host of special festive activities at our Compass Hospitality Hotels, here is our guide to what else is going on across the country.

Undeniably, Christmas Markets are the go to festive hub for many people in December. Originating in the German speaking regions of Europe in the Late Middle Ages, with the very first taking place in Bautzen in 1384! Christmas Markets are now popular throughout the world, including many key UK locations.

Source: http://www.germany.travel/

Christmas in Manchester

If you are feeling festive, Manchester is the place to be this December. For modern comfort only 5 miles from Manchester City Centre, The Victoria Hotel is your ideal base to explore the festivities. For more information about what the hotel is up to this December, click here!

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The Manchester Christmas market spreads across the city center, including some 300 traders offer mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city. Furthermore, the family friendly site on Cathedral Gardens has its own ice rink, so plenty to keep the kids happy.

What we can’t wait to eat and drink in 2017
A cup or two of nice warm Mulled wine never go wrong with Christmas. Last year blackberry and apple mulled wine or an Amaretto and strawberry blend from The Mill made an appearance. Who know what brew will surprise us this year!

Source: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Nottingham Christmas Market

For a truly magical Christmas, head to the historic streets of Nottingham. With the beautiful Lace Market Hotel dressed to impress, offering exceptional service and sumptuous Christmas treats, this is a highlight not to be missed. For more information, click here!

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The Nottingham Ice rink

A beautifully lit Christmas tree is the centerpiece to an impressive 40ft ice rink! Book early via the website below to avoid disappointment: Click here for ice rink!

The Nottingham Ice Bar

The 2-story ice bar is located beside the ice rink; selling ales, mulled wine, spiced cider and hot toddies, all to warm you up after your excursions on the ice.

Winter Wonderland Nottingham opens from:

Friday 17th Nov – Sunday 31st Dec

10 am to 6 pm daily (8pm late night shopping)

Source: https://www.christmasmarkets.com

Best Christmas Market in Coventry

Another our interesting hotel’s option is The Citrus Coventry Hotel. The hotel is situated only 1 hour away drive to the Nottingham city center. At the Citrus Coventry Hotel allows you to escape to the calm and relaxed surrounding after crazy Christmas party last night.

You may find interesting christmas highlight such as A Christmas Carol – A Folk Opera, staring by Micheal Cain, Oliver Sims and Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.

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source: www.coventrytelegraph.net

The Leeds German Christmas Market

The Leeds Christmas Market brings a little piece of Germany to the heart of the city center. The Best Western Plus Milford Hotel is an impressive hotel located between the cultural hubs of Leeds and York. Guests can enjoy the festive attractions of both cities during the holidays.

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Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls and festive greenery. With both indoor and outdoor attractions, including a carousel ride, this Christmas market has a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Indoor market opening times:

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-9.30pm
Sunday, 10.30am-6.30pm

Source: https://www.christmasmarkets.com

A Scottish Christmas & a Happy Hogmanay!

Introducing the magic of a Scottish Christmas with a stay in the beautiful landscape of the highland capital, at The Columba Hotel Inverness. With wonderful shopping options, festive entertainment and a warm welcome, the highlands of Scotland are the place to be this December.

Scotland offers a truly traditional and unforgettable experience for New Year’s Eve (31st December), known as ‘Hogmanay’. The origins of the celebrations date back to the Viking celebration of the Winter Solstice. With live music and comedians performing as well as a renowned firework display, this is the go to event for NYE. Then if you are feeling particularly brave, the next morning you can join the Loony Dock parade for a swim in the River Forth at South Queensferry on the 1st January!

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Situated on the river, near the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery as well as Inverness Castle, The Columba Hotel is the ideal location for your festive Scottish adventure, being only a 15-minute walk from the nearest Christmas market!

Source: https://www.visitscotland.com

Cardiff’s Craft Christmas Market

Art lovers must not miss this year’s Cardiff’s Craft Market! With 48 wooden stalls located in the Hayes section of the city Centre, selling more than 200 types of artwork including locally crafted foods and goods. With bespoke Welsh products available all in the one location, you can pick up unique gifts that are unavailable on the high street. For our best rates over the festive season, check out our Big Sleep Hotel – Cardiff.

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When is Cardiff Christmas Market 2017?

You can check the date of each craft exhibitions follow this official link: http://www.cardiffchristmasmarket.com/the-market/

Source:http://www.walesonline.co.uk

Christmas Craft Market in Halifax

Halifax is another option for art lovers and is a wonderfully romantic destination during this festive period. This year, Halifax is focusing on local crafts with specialty pop-up shops selling hand-crafted goods. For your Halifax stay, we recommend The White Swan, full of character and old world charm. Click here for our best prices and festive offers.

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Source: https://www.narcity.com

Shrewsbury Winter Festival

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Stay with us at The Lion Hotel, for the warmest welcome in Shrewsbury during this holiday season.

The Winter Festival in Shrewsbury is back this year with the claim that they are the best winter festival in the land! Shrewsbury is the ideal destination for shopping event, you could find your perfect Christmas gift from wooden craft artisan to homeware! Plus plenty of activities for the kids in Shrewsbury.

Source: http://www.shrewsburychristmas.co.uk/whats_on

Christmas in the beautiful & historic Oxford

Situated in Iffley, only 2 miles South of the Oxford city Centre, lies the beautiful Hawkwell House Hotel. This country house hotel is your ideal base to explore the historic streets of Oxford dressed for the festivities.

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Oxford offers a classic, English Christmas Market experience with choirs singing Christmas carols, festive stalls offering hand-crafted gifts and delicious Christmas delicacies. We recommend you check out the exhibitions and performances schedule in the Oxford Christmas Market official websites what’s on guide.

Source: https://www.oxfordchristmasmarket.co.uk

Get Ready for Dundee Chriatmas Fair

Christmas market in Dundee is not just about craft, food or Shopping anymore. It’s about the family and loves one spending their time together in the Christmas holy night under the decorated light over the town. The Queen’s Hotel Dundee is a perfect place to stay in Dundee. Click here to see the hotel info.

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This year Dundee has so much more to offers but the highlight is the Night Light, when the whole town is decorated with sparkling and romantic lights ornaments. Furthermore, crafted market, night marlet, art exhibitions come far from India, Peru, Zambia and Kenya, with high quality pottery, jewelly and various choices of artisan merchandises. Read more…

Source:  www.creativedundee.comwww.dundeecity.gov.uk

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Compass Hospitality Signs The Best Western Queen’s Hotel in Dundee, Scotland

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Compass Hospitality has secured its 13th property in the UK with the Best Western Queen’s Hotel in Dundee, which has been acquired by a Seacare Hospitality Singapore and Compass Hospitality Joint venture. In addition to being the latest property to join Compass Hospitality’s expanding UK collection, it is also the second property to be located in Scotland.

The Best Western Queen’s Hotel is situated in the lively and vibrant centre of Dundee’s West End. The hotel also benefits from a combined proximity to both leisure-oriented attractions such as restaurant, shops and theatres, as well as to the University of Dundee and Abertay University for students and professionals alike. Additional hotel facilities include a bar and eatery, conference facilities and ample on-site parking.

The hotel houses 53 en-suite rooms furnished to varying specifications, ranging from double and twin rooms, single rooms, superior rooms and family rooms. Double room types are available in king or super king bedding, while single and twin rooms come with single sized beds. Superior rooms are an ideal option for honeymoon travellers, and family rooms are appropriately equipped with a double and single bed arrangement. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided throughout the hotel.

The Best Western Queen’s Hotel’s bustling Q-Bar and Eatery offers a well-rounded combination of food and beverage items throughout the day. Breakfast is served alongside morning tea and coffee with cakes and biscuits available throughout the day. The restaurant offers Scottish pub favourites from soft, fresh sandwiches and homemade soups to hot main courses of chicken skewers and steak pie. Private dining arrangements can also be made on special request.

The Q-Bar has a well-earned position in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant social scene. Boasting an appealing range of fine Scottish Malts, artisan craft ales and spirits, the Q-Bar is amply stocked to serve a wide variety of tastes. In addition to this, the Q-Bar stocks all the favourite tipples and cocktails including Tennants Lager, bottled beers and a great range of spirits and wines.

The hotel has also been host to weddings spanning over 125 years, and is well practiced in delivering a dedicated and professional wedding experience. The hotel’s Victoria Suite and Thomson Mural provide for a stunning backdrop as well as a grand entrance hall for welcoming guests.

Conference and meeting facilities are also available for business travellers, with the on-site parking able to accommodate up to 70 vehicles. Conference bookings come with complimentary Wi-Fi, television, flipcharts, blackout and staging facilities, stationary and projection screens. From small meetings to large events, the hotel staff are experienced and on hand to provide a warm welcome, full technical back-up, and lunch with tea-break services.

Matthew Welbourn, Executive Vice President of Operations in the UK for Compass Hospitality, said: “The Best Western Queen’s Hotel in Dundee is a charming and well-established property with whom we are confident in combining our innovative and modern management techniques with the hotel’s rustic qualities.”

Compass Hospitality’s President and CEO, Harmil Singh, said: “We are gaining confidence in the UK, and in addition to our portfolio of properties our local workforce is continuing to grow and gain presence in the industry. Dundee has also recently been dubbed as a worldwide ‘hot destination’ by leading news outlets, and so we are thrilled to be a part of this up and coming destination.”

UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Halifax, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough and Dundee.

Further information on the Best Western Queens Hotel can be found at www.queenshotel-dundee.com

Notes to editors

Compass Hospitality, is one of Southeast Asia’s established hospitality management companies. The group manages and operates a wide portfolio of 45 hospitality properties across all market segments. Brand identities include Compass Hotels & Suites, Citrus Hotels, Citin Hotels and Ananda Resorts and Spas. Compass’ portfolio includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya in Thailand; in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia; and in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Inverness, Leeds, Coventry, Scarborough and Dundee in the UK.

Media Contacts
Matthew Welbourn
Executive Vice President, UK Operations
[email protected]
T: +44 2073 120000
M: +44 7771 756300

Nick Greaves
Vice President Operations, Sales and Marketing UK
[email protected]
M: +44 7825277120
Compass Hospitality UK Head Office: The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

Panitchaya (Som) Dungprom
Senior Cluster eCommerce Manager, UK Cluster
[email protected]
T: +66 2 126 8282
M: +66 93 979 9556
Compass Hospitality Thailand Head Office: Suite 10/91, Trendy Office Tower, 5th floor, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
www.compasshospitality.com

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Compass Hospitality to Manage 116 Room Beachfront Hotel & Spa in UK

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Compass Hospitality has signed its latest property in the UK with the Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough. The beachfront hotel will be the 12th property to join Compass Hospitality’s growing UK collection, and will be the first to feature on-site spa facilities.

The Crown Spa Hotel continues a healthy succession of strategic portfolio development in the UK, and signifies a sustained commitment to expanding the company’s presence in the UK. In addition to the 12 properties under management in the UK, Compass Hospitality operates a reputable portfolio of both branded and white label products in Thailand and Malaysia. The company’s full set of properties under management total to 44 and is set to grow further across both regions with headquarter offices in Bangkok and Manchester.

The Crown Spa Hotel is located just metres away from South Bay Beach, offering attractive sea views to select rooms. The hotel further benefits from a combined proximity to both the beach and town centre, and is within walking distance from Scarborough Railway Station as well the popular Scarborough Harbour. Additional hotel facilities include a European restaurant, luxury leisure centre and complimentary on-site parking.

The hotel houses 116 rooms spread over 4 floors, and is contemporarily furnished throughout to a 4-star specification. Room types vary in furnishing and offer double beds ranging from king to super king sizes, twin room types as well as a small number of single rooms. Rooms are also available with four poster beds and can be booked by special request. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided throughout the hotel, including meeting and spa areas.

The Crown Spa Health Club boasts comprehensive fitness and recreational facilities, and has recently been named the UK’s 3rd best health club by the Flame Awards. The health club offers fully qualified, trained and registered fitness professionals that complement the state of the art fitness suite and studio. The health club’s facilities include a gymnasium, aerobics studio, steam and sauna rooms, a 20ft hot tub and 40ft indoor pool, beauty salon, spa and massage facilities.

As Scarborough’s only 4-star hotel, The Crown Spa Hotel is well positioned to suit a diverse set of hospitality needs. Beyond the numerous facilities and services, the hotel is well-appointed to cater for both leisure and business travellers. Meeting facilities include 7 dedicated rooms equipped for various meetings or events, and can host up to 260 delegates.

Matthew Welbourn, Executive Vice President of Operations in the UK for Compass Hospitality, said: “The Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough is a promising addition to the Compass Hospitality Group portfolio in the UK. The hotel is very popular and well located to suit a wide range of travellers, and we will continue to constantly strive at improving the overall experience for guests across the entire portfolio.”

He added: “As a group, Compass Hospitality is always in active search for the right three and four-star business and leisure properties across the UK, and we are planning several more openings in 2017 and 2018.”

Compass Hospitality’s President and CEO, Harmil Singh, said: “The UK continues to be an exciting market for Compass, and we are continuing to better grasp the different challenges facing the UK as compared to those faced back in Asia. We are constantly learning to adapt and ultimately shine in a market where we see real potential for growth. The Crown Spa Hotel is a welcome step in the right direction for us, and we are optimistic in going ahead.”

The professional team working on the acquisition has been Brodies Solicitors based in Edinburgh and accountants Edwards Veeder and the debt finance through AIB’s Birmingham Office.

UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Halifax, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry and Scarborough.

Further information on the Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough is available at www.crownspahotel.com

Media Contacts
Matthew Welbourn
Executive Vice President, UK Operations
[email protected]
T: +44 2073 120000
M: +44 7771 756300

Nick Greaves
Vice President Operations, Sales and Marketing UK
[email protected]
M: +44 7825277120

Compass Hospitality UK Head Office: The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE
www.compasshospitality.com

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Compass Hospitality Launches Citrus Brand in the United Kingdom

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Compass Hospitality is proud to unveil the inaugural Citrus brand hotel in the United Kingdom with the Citrus Hotel Coventry. The hotel is the eleventh property to be managed by Compass Hospitality in the United Kingdom, and will begin official operation from 12th May 2017.

The launch of the Citrus brand in the United Kingdom commemorates the robust performance of hotels under current management since entering the UK market. “We have observed healthy performance as we continue to expand our operations into the United Kingdom, and have grown a strong base onto which we are confident to introduce our Citrus brand. The Citrus brand is well represented amongst our hotels in Asia and we are optimistic that it will be well-received in the UK as well”, said Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality.

Citrus Hotel Coventry boasts a great location and is only two miles away from Coventry, a 25 minutes’ drive from Birmingham Airport and just four miles away from Coventry train station. For business travelers, the hotel is located within a short drive from Middlemarch & Westwood Business Parks as well as the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC).

The Citrus Hotel Coventry is a smoke-free property with 51 well-appointed rooms and provides complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. Moreover there are additional options for guests to choose from Family rooms and Accessible rooms.

The hotel is also the perfect venue for weddings & events with its large ballroom capable of hosting up to 300 pax. There are also six separate meeting rooms with complimentary access to wireless internet, projection equipment and onsite IT & AV support.  Ample car parking is also available.

The Bridge Restaurant provides a sumptuous buffet breakfast as well as a wide range of modern & traditional dishes. The spacious Lords bar & lounge features large-screen TVs for sports lovers and offers a wide range of drinks, snacks and hearty meals. With its relaxed ambience and chic leather furnishings, it is the ideal place to unwind for both business & leisure guests. Room service is also available 24 hours.

“The Citrus Hotel Coventry is an exciting takeover for us; the hotel is a popular destination for business and leisure travelers alike, and provides generous amenities for a diverse business mix, including weddings, conferences and other functions. Moreover our stamina for performance in the UK has been impressive given our bold rate of growth, and we are positive in drawing from this strength to proceed with launching the Citrus brand in the United Kingdom”, said Matthew Welbourn, Executive Vice President of Operations (UK)

Note to the Editor: Citrus Hotel Coventry is a managed by Compass Hospitality, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 43 hospitality properties across all market segments. Brand identities include Compass Hotels, Citrus Hotels, Citin Hotels and Ananda Resorts and Spas.  Compass’ portfolio includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin in Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia; and in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Coventry, Inverness & Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Media Contacts:

Mr. Matthew Welbourn

Executive Vice President, UK Operations

[email protected]

T:   +44 2073 120000

M:  +44 7771 756300

F:   +44 2073 120022

Compass Hospitality (UK) Limited

Hollinwood Avenue

Chadderton, Oldham

OL9 8DE

United Kingdom

Mr. Siddhesh Gawde

Corporate Director Digital Marketing

[email protected]

T:   +66 2 126 8282

D:   +66 2 126 8269

M:  +66 84 424 9712

F:   +66 2 168 7669

www.compasshospitality.com

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