Oct
11
2013

Heidi – Bay Royal Hotel Whitby

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 [...]

Sep
13
2013

Spanish Paella Recipe – A Taste of Spain

Spanish Paella Recipe

My name is Pedro and I am the manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, I come from Spain and wanted to bring a Spanish feel to the hotel so along with my Head Chef Craig we decided to do a Spanish Themed evening once a week. Before we get into following the Spanish Paella recipe I would like to introduce Craig. Our Head Chef Craig started at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel as a waiter back [...]

Aug
30
2013

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool tower and Illuminations

Autumn is nearly upon us and it wouldn’t be the same with out a visit to the world famous Blackpool Illuminations which got switched on on the 30th August and the seaside city has a buzz of excitement to it. The Blackpool illuminations are a long standing tradition that started in 1912 to mark the first royal visit to Blackpool by princess Louise who officially opened the new promenade. Around 10,000 bulbs were used to [...]

Aug
2
2013

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Well it’s that time of the year again where the Pipes and Drums, Display Teams, Military Bands, Dancers and the Lone Piper playing against the magnificent backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle all come out for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which starts today (2-24 August) From its origins in 1950 when there were only 8 items on the program the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has grown massively with the total visitor count now reaching over [...]

Jul
19
2013

Cowes Week

Yachts Racing in Cowes Week

Cowes Week is nearly upon us, starting this year on Saturday 3rd August.  As a keen sailor myself sailing both racing yachts and dinghies I have for many years always wanted to take part in Cowes Week but have never got around to competing, I have always watched it. I have been to plenty of other regattas like the Classic Channel Regatta, where we sailed from Dartmouth in Devon to Paimpol in France and then [...]

Jul
5
2013

Summer Break in St Ives or Llandudno

View of St Ives

Summer is here and now could be the perfect time for a Summer Break! According to the BBC things are looking up, take a look here at their monthly outlook www.bbc.co.uk/weather. With The Ashes and Open Championship coming up, now is the time for some sun and warm weather. Did you know? Every month we run a newsletter signup competition to win a weekend break for two at any one of our Bay Hotels. All [...]

Jun
14
2013

New manager at Bay Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose

Bay Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose

How long have you worked at Bay Hotels? I have been working for Bay Hotels for the past 10 months, July 2012 till present. What other hotels have you worked at? I started at Bay Eden Arms Hotel in County Durham as a Trainee Manager during that time I was asked to relief manage the Bay Norbreck Hotel twice and I am now currently at the Bay Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose as a General [...]

May
17
2013

Discover Cornwall and Kernowek

Cornish Flag

My name is David McDonald, one of the General Managers within Coast and Country Hotels. I moved to St Mawes in November 2011 after spending the majority of my life in Devon, upon moving I was keen to discover Cornwall and the history of this beautiful part of the world. My grandfather had been a farmer in Cornwall for over 40 years, and it felt right to discover Cornwall for myself and learn more. One [...]

Apr
29
2013

Environmental Sustainability at Bay Hotels

Recycling and Waste Management

In these modern times where the average temperate has risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last century we are confronted daily with issues across the world concerning Global Warming and Environmental Sustainability highlighting how everyone must play their part in reducing their carbon footprint by becoming more eco friendly. Here at Bay hotels we as a company are committed to environmental sustainability recognising that everyone has an important role to play. To this end over [...]

Apr
17
2013

Whats on Where?

Oysters

In this month’s “What’s on where?”  There are a number of attraction’s coming up around the country to cover a wide range of interests. If you’re a food lover then on the 20th April in Durham just 10 minutes from the Bay Eden Arms the Food Festival features numerous demonstrations, talks, book signings and samples on offer to whet your appetite. After all that food some exercise may be in order so  on the 27th [...]

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