Holiday Inn 2012 marketing campaign kicks off in styleWe're delighted that Holiday Inn’s brand new TV advert, starring BMX star Shanaze Reade, is now showing. This launch marks the start of a campaign designed to inform guests about the Holiday Inn brand family being the Official Hotel Partner of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
The campaign will include TV, radio, cinema, outdoor and online advertising as well as some really innovative PR using new ‘augmented reality’ technology. To learn what augmented reality is all about take a look at this fantastic 'Making of' video.
Holiday Inn Express Inverness will also be sharing content on http://www.facebook.com/expressinverness so remember to ‘like’ us and feel free to ‘share’ content to spread the word!
Somerston Hotels crowns annual awards winners!It's that time of year again when the cream of the crop from Somerston's hotels and central office are honoured at our Annual Awards ceremony, hosted for the second year running at Hampton by Hilton Liverpool City Centre. After inspirational speeches by our very own Keith Griffiths and 12-time Paralympic medallist Marc Woods, we were delighted to announce our very worthy winners.
Hotel of the Year 2011 - Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
General Manager of the Year 2011 - Fiona Frawley, Holiday Inn Express Oldbury and Stoke on Trent
Deputy Manager of the Year 2011 - Gemma Goodwin, Holiday Inn Express Northampton
Employee of the Year 2011 - Merryn Pollard, Holiday Inn Express Exeter
Employee of the Year 2011 Runner-Up - Darren Cooper, Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Employee of the Year 2011 2nd Runner-Up - Laura Roseweir, Holiday Inn Express Stirling
Food & Beverage Hotel of the Year 2011 - Holiday Inn Express Warwick - Stratford-upon-Avon
Special Recognition Award - Beverly Flint
Sales Hotel of the Year 2011 - Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes
Guest Satisfaction Hotel of the Year 2011 - Holiday Inn Express Newport
Contract Housekeeper of the Year 2011 - Liva Mika, Hampton by Hilton Liverpool City Centre
Training & Development Award - Fiona Scott, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront
Training & Development Award - Sub Iyer, Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich and London Hammersmith
Congratulations to everyone who was recognised at the event and to Steve Williamson, Phillippa Brendon and all those involved in organising the event.