Heidi – Bay Royal Hotel Whitby
We thought it would be nice if we started showcasing a few members of the Bay Hotels team, to give you an insight into what happens in our hotels, so this month we have spoken to Heidi from Bay Royal Hotel in Whitby. Here is what Heidi had to say:
What do you like most about the hotel now?
I first started out at Bay Royal Hotel in Whitby in August 2000 starting out as a member of Bar Staff having spent 6 years here I then moved on to further my career with the company. Now 7 years later I have returned as Assistant Manager and loving every minute so far! It is great to see that some of the familiar faces are still here today. The hotel still has a great family friendly feeling that it has not lost in all the years I have been with the company. Year on year there are many returning guests, some that still come here from when I first started, which is such a joy to see and it’s great to catch up on lost years.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I love how every day is different and how there is always new things to learn about my job, the hotel and area. I enjoy meeting new people whether its day visitors or guests and being able to help them in whatever way I can, also getting to know them and to be able to build a professional relationship as you never know when they may return.
What is the funniest memory or moment you have of the hotel?
Probably when we do the Boxing Day dip for charity, as well as the water being freezing cold we are in fancy dress. Bay Royal also used or organise the staff sports day, these were fantastic as it brought all the staff in the hotel together giving everyone the chance to let their hair down and have a laugh with one another!
Tell us something about Bay Royal Hotel and Whitby that we may not know?
Bay Royal Whitby is the largest hotel in Whitby sitting proudly on the West Cliff opposite Captain Cooks Monument and the Whale bones. Offering spectacular views of both the East Cliff over the harbour to the Abbey or West Cliff out to sea. When booking your stay why not upgrade your room to a sea view, Superior or Premier Room and take advantage of these spectacular views (If you have a preference please request which view).
Whitby is a beautiful seaside town situated on the North Yorkshire coast it has magnificent views from both sides of the harbour, the Abbey ruin at the top of the east cliff is the town’s oldest and most prominent landmark with the swing bridge across the River Esk, The East and West piers are also significant features. The 3 mile stretch of white sand from Whitby to Sandsend is enjoyed by 100’s of day visitors in the summer from all over the country flocking in to soak up the sun, eat Fish and Chips or enjoy an Ice Cream.
Whitby is packed full of History, such as The Abbey, Whale Bones, Bram Stockers Dracula, Fortunes Kipper House, Captain Cook Museum, Whitby Jet. Whitby plays host to many events from the Goth Weekends in April and November, the Live 60’s Festival, Sea Angling Festival, Soul weekend, Whitby Regatta and Folk Week.
Friendly Tip: – If you are quite partial to Fish and Chips why not try the Magpie Cafe renowned for its prime local fish with specially selected ingredients. First opened as a cafe in 1939, due to popular demand there is sometimes a queue but is well worth the wait. However if your mouth is watering and you can’t wait, you can go next door to their take away were the quality is just as good and enjoy them sat on the pier watching the boats sail in and out of the harbour.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
My hobbies outside of work are walking, cycling, Zumba, going to the gym, swimming and Boxercise classes. I also enjoy baking.
Do you have a question for Heidi or want to know more about the hotel or Whitby? If so why not post a comment below.
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