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The Belfry Hotel & Resort - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9PR, United Kingdom

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY IN STYLE AT THE BELFRY

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From golf to a ‘Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea’, England’s leading resort is the place to be this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just a few weeks away The Belfry Hotel & Resort has announced how it will be marking the occasion by launching its very own Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea.

Created by Head Pastry Chef, Dean Cole the unique twist on a traditional afternoon tea, will include a whole host of culinary creations including pork wellington with mango, Croque monsieur, mini pork pies, cider fruit cake and Guinness chocolate cake, all guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds.

Available from Monday 12th June to Sunday 18th June for just £28.50 per person in The Belfry’s renowned Brabazon Bar, the Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea is anticipated to be exceptionally popular so booking in advance is recommended.

For those seeking a heartier meal, The Belfry will also be hosting a special Father’s Day Sunday lunch in its Ryder Grill. The delicious lunch, lovingly prepared with only the freshest of locally sourced produce will be available for the whole family for £34.95 per person but with a special 50% off for the man of the moment.

As the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup (and the world’s only 4-time host), Dads can also celebrate their special day with a round of golf on one of the resort’s 3 outstanding courses or can brush up on their skills with some world class tuition at England’s only PGA branded Golf Academy.

Situated in the West Midlands the award-winning Belfry Hotel & Resort is a haven for world-class luxury and nestled in over 500 acres of rolling countryside, making a perfect backdrop for Father’s Day festivities.

With a range of accommodation from sumptuous bedrooms, to deluxe suites dads can also stay over in style while indulging in The Belfry leisure facilities including a high-tech gym, swimming pool and relaxing spa.

For further information about Father’s Day at The Belfry Hotel & Resorts visit www.thebelfry.co.uk, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600

THE BELFRY AIMS TO BE ENGLAND’S BEST FOR 3RD YEAR!

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For the third year in succession, world renowned The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been recognised by the World Travel Awards with nominations in three separate categories.

Looking to add to their growing number of accolades and having been crowned England’s Leading Resort in both 2015 and 2016, the awards see The Belfry nominated once again in this category, as well as Europe’s Leading Resort and England’s Leading Conference Hotel.

Seeking to recognise excellence within Europe’s best resorts, the awards grow and promote the global travel and tourism industry. Singling out resorts that can offer genuine world class facilities along with leisure attractions and services to match, the World Travel Awards nominations further affirm The Belfry at the forefront of the European Travel industry.

Upon receiving the nominations, Marketing Director Gail Webb commented, “We are absolutely thrilled that once again the World Travel Awards have recognised The Belfry and the 1st class service, hospitality and facilities here at the resort. It would be an honour to be presented with the award again to highlight our commitment and reputation amongst the elite of the hospitality industry.”

With an incredible reputation in the golf world, The Belfry has built just as formidable a name in the resort and conference hotel industry too. With 319 signature bedrooms, 14 luxury suites and 22 conference and meeting rooms, the standard of accommodation and event space is incredibly appealing to guests of the resort. An industry leader in event organisation with years of corporate event experience, The Belfry is well equipped in this field with the capacity to host up to 400 guests.

On top of this, the resort boasts a state of the art gym, complimented by the award winning ESPA Spa that is the perfect place to relax and unwind with 12 luxury treatment rooms as well as a unique Fire & Ice Experience.

The iconic Belfry resort best known as the spiritual home of The Ryder Cup, is situated amongst 550 acres of stunning Warwickshire countryside boasting three world class golf courses. With a PGA academy of a similar standard, The Belfry certainly caters for all golf enthusiasts.

Where The Belfry has truly excelled in recent times is with their gastronomy offerings. The a la carte menu in The Ryder Grill and famous 3 course Sunday Lunch in The Ryder Kitchen have always been hugely popular with visitors to the resort. As well as this, Rocca’s Pizza Pasta restaurant and Sam’s Clubhouse add yet another string to the bow of The Belfry’s impressive culinary experience. The renowned Brabazon Bar is also the place to go for a well-earned drink or delicious afternoon tea.

Additionally, the kids are looked after at The Belfry, with an interactive woodland trail, playground and a Ryder Legends miniature golf course, keeping them entertained at all times.

Taking into consideration the array of world class facilities and exceptional level of service present at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, the team will be travelling to Russia this September hopeful of another extremely successful awards evening.

To vote for The Belfry Hotel & Resort please visit:
https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-englands-leading-resort-2017
https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-resort-2017
https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-englands-leading-conference-hotel-2017

GOLDEN MOMENTS TO BE HAD AT THE BELFRY THIS EASTER

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Throughout the Easter break, England’s Leading Resort is offering something extra special with the chance to win the ultimate Belfry family stay through a Golden Egg hunt.

Between the 10th and 23rd April, three golden eggs will be hidden around The Belfry Hotel & Resort with an incredible prize going to the finders. The lucky winners will each receive a two night stay in a family room with full English breakfast, a round on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course, a three course dinner in Rocca’s Pizza Pasta restaurant and, to top it all off, tickets to Drayton Manor theme park just minutes away.

To be in with a chance of taking part in the hunt, packages are available for guests to book between the 10th and 23rd April at the resort, located in over 500 acres of stunning North Warwickshire countryside. On offer from just £99 per person is an Easter break consisting of an overnight stay in a family room, a complimentary round on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course and kids eating free in Rocca’s.

On top of this, any family that stays at the resort over the holiday period will be given an amazing 35% discount if they book a two night stay during the summer holidays.

What makes staying at the resort for Easter and benefiting from these packages great for all the family is the daily access to the pool and playground, a fun filled games room for the kids, as well as the interactive woodland walk - where on Easter Sunday there will be another Easter Egg hunt.

Whilst the children can explore Easter entertainment at the resort, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to treat themselves at the same time too. For somewhere to relax and unwind there is simply no better place than The Belfry spa, home to the Fire and Ice experience – a unique journey through 12 bio thermal rooms designed to enhance ones mood and invigorate the senses.

The Belfry is also home to fine dining. From the a la carte menu in the Ryder Grill to the famous three course Sunday lunch in the Ryder Kitchen and fresh pizzas in Rocca’s, guests are certainly spoilt for choice at the resort. As well as this, the celebrated Brabazon Bar is the place to go for a well-earned drink or a spot of delicious afternoon tea.

Furthermore, The Belfry boasts some of the best golf in the country having held the Ryder Cup a record four times. With three different courses for guests to choose from, a round of golf could also be the perfect way to make the most of the Easter break.

Considering the all-round package offered by England’s Leading Resort and its’ award-winning service and hospitality, look no further to celebrate Easter this year than The Belfry Hotel & Resort.

THE BELFRY APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF GOLF

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort has announced Chris Reeve as its new Director of Golf, an appointment that brings more than 20 years’ experience to the resort.

Reeve, who comes straight from his role as Director of Golf at Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey, joins The Belfry following an impressive career that stems back to 1994. In addition, he boasts over three years as Golf Academy Manager at the Burhill Group Limited – helping manage 22 courses across 10 regions – as well as international experience running the Marbella Golf Coaching programme in Spain.

Heading up the golf operations team at the spiritual home of The Ryder Cup, Reeve will work closely with The Belfry’s resort director James Stewart, whilst also having close ties with Angus MacLeod, director of courses and estates, on the set-up of the three golf courses on offer.

“I’m really excited to be joining The Belfry, especially at a time when the resort is going from strength to strength,” said Reeve. “The Belfry named Europe’s Best Golf Hotel is steeped in tournament history and a place that golfers worldwide aspire to visit. The Brabazon is of course the main attraction, but when you add two other top courses, a PGA Academy with all the latest technology, a superb hotel, bars, restaurants and spa facilities, you have a one of the finest environments to work in.”

Meanwhile, resort director Stewart was delighted to announce the appointment of Reeve. “We’re really looking forward to having Chris on board – his ambition and top-level experience in golf will help improve the experience we have to offer here at The Belfry. We’re thrilled to have Chris and look forward to working with him.”

SAY ‘I DO’ TO THE BELFRY THIS SPRING

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This Spring, the Belfry is opening its doors to even more couples as it showcases its spectacular wedding offering.

Following a 41% increase in wedding bookings in 2016, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is hosting The Bridal Show on Sunday 12th March following a successful Asian Wedding Open Day that ran over the weekend.

The Belfry is no stranger to hosting high profile events including Asian Weddings. Indeed, its expertise in this has recently been recognised with the resort announced as a finalist in The British Asian Wedding Awards 2017.

Not all events at The Belfry however need to be grand in scale to be special and thanks to its versatile spaces and highly creative and dedicated team, the resort can produce bespoke, intimate celebrations to suit the specific desires of each individual couple.

The vast variety of wedding options available at The Belfry will be discussed at The Bridal Show by their passionate planners who will be on hand in the beautifully dressed rooms, to go through all the steps required to transform the wedding of each couples’ dreams into reality.

Katie Niland, Sales Director at The Belfry Hotel & Resorts commented, “With Valentine’s Day just passed, love is definitely in the air so it’s the perfect time to showcase the wide range of options available to couples seeking an exquisite destination for their special day.

“Our experience of hosting prestigious events has provided our team with the expertise to create the most stylish of soirees and we pride ourselves on adding a personal touch to each and every event.

“Our dedicated team of expert planners help take control of every last detail so our couples can stay calm, relax and truly enjoy their wedding journey. The Show is therefore a fantastic starting point for couples to come and talk to us, face to face, about their vision for their wedding and I’d encourage anyone considering The Belfry for their big day to come along.”

Situated in North Warwickshire the award winning Belfry Hotel & Resort is a haven for world-class luxury and nestled in over 500 acres of rolling countryside, makes a perfect backdrop for wedding pictures that last a lifetime.

With a range of accommodation from sumptuous bedrooms, to luxurious suites, wedding guests can relax in style. Whether guests wish to stretch their legs on the iconic golf course, or switch off and indulge in the serenity of the spa, The Belfry provides wedding parties with the perfect blank canvas to create their own special memories during their stay.

THE BELFRY TO HOST 59CLUB EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry is set to play host to this year’s 59club Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, an event widely regarded as the ‘Oscars of the Golf Industry’, incorporating leading golf clubs and personnel from across the world.

Taking place at the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup on Monday 27th February, the awards ceremony will be compered by BBC Breakfast News & Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, whilst there will also be seminars and speakers geared towards the golf services sector.

As well as hosting the Service Excellence Ceremony, The Belfry also makes up two of the nominees for the evening awards, with the resort’s Jack Bowen up for ‘Leading Individual Golf Sales Performance’ and Director of Courses and Estates, Angus MacLeod, in the running for the ‘Greenkeeper of the Year - Over £75 green fee’ accolade.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting the 7th edition of the 59club Service Excellence Awards and look forward to welcoming some of the best people in the golf industry,” said James Stewart, Resort Director of The Belfry. “The Belfry enjoyed double digit growth in the corporate sector last year and we continue to welcome businesses of all sizes, who demand the absolute premium in quality and service.”

Meanwhile, Dan Walker, a single-figure handicapper who has already tested his skills on The Belfry’s famous Brabazon course, also expressed his excitement ahead of the ceremony. “I always look forward to visiting The Belfry," said Dan. "It's always been a great venue and in recent years they have added real touches of class to the hotel. It's a great place to host a do and I always look forward to the 59club awards."

Simon Wordsworth, chief executive at 59club and a Fellow of the PGA, explained: “The event offers a great opportunity for those within the industry to get together and recognise the best individuals and teams for their outstanding performance over the past 12 months.”

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S IN STYLE AT THE BELFRY HOTEL

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort is offering the perfect getaway this valentines with two fantastic packages to choose from and a special three course valentine’s meal for two. Set in the heart of North Warwickshire, the secluded resort is the idyllic setting to celebrate with that special someone.

‘The Romantic Package’ will provide guests with an unforgettable experience of England’s Leading Resort. The package includes an overnight stay in one of The Belfry’s luxurious signature rooms with prosecco and chocolates upon arrival, a 3 course a la carte dinner at The Ryder Grill and a full English breakfast to round off the stay.

The ‘Be My Valentine Spa’ day priced at £299 for two people, is the ultimate package for those looking to relax and unwind in the most serene setting,. Couples can enjoy a luxurious 85 minute treatment each in the dual treatment room plus afternoon tea and Champagne to share. On top of this an ESPA gift as well as full use of all spa facilities will ensure guests leave feeling incredibly refreshed.

The leisure facilities at The Belfry extend to 12 luxurious treatment rooms as well as a Fire & Ice Experience, 90 minutes of relaxation through 12 bio-thermal rooms, an experience that can be added to the guests stay from just £49 per person. For those still looking for an extra activity to spend quality time and unwind with their loved one whilst at the resort, then The Belfry’s indoor pool is the perfect spot.

For couples just looking to visit for the evening, The Belfry’s head chef has compiled a special menu, with a three course meal for two in The Ryder Grill priced at just £75 per couple, available 11th – 14th February. The menu has a number of mouth-watering options from oysters to venison, chateaubriand and a spectacular chocolate lovers plate.

Set in over 500 acres of stunning North Warwickshire countryside yet still just twenty minutes from Birmingham City Centre, with 319 signature rooms, luxury suites, spa and health club and fine dining, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is the perfect place to enjoy time away together this valentine’s.

For reservations please visit www.thebelfry.com, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600.

M&IT AWARDS SHORTLIST THE BELFRY FOR BEST UK HOTEL

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best UK Hotel Category at the 2017 Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards, to be held on Friday 3rd March at ‘Battersea Evolution’ in London.

Hosted by TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes, the awards recognise and reward excellence and are voted for by readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine. The prestigious awards are the oldest established awards programme in the meetings industry and will be attended by more than 1,200 professionals.

Set against the backdrop of 550 acres of North Warwickshire countryside, yet still just 20 minutes outside of Birmingham city centre, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is a stunning setting and the perfect destination for conferences, meetings and events with 22 conference and meeting rooms as well as a hotly sought after location for families looking to make use of the leisure facilities.

The Belfry will be hoping to add to their success in 2016 where they won the title of England’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards, along with Europe’s Best Golf Hotel and England’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards.

Speaking about being shortlisted in the M&IT Awards, Sales Director at The Belfry Katie Niland commented “We have always been aware of the prestige associated with the magazine and their awards ceremony, so it is a real honour to be nominated in the category of Best UK Hotel at the M&IT Awards. It is a great testament to the dedication of the Belfry team that we are competing amongst the elite of the UK Hotel Industry. To have our customers show their support by voting reflects the excellent relationships our sales and events team have worked hard to develop over the last year.”

In a year that promises much for The Belfry Hotel & Resort, being named the Best UK Hotel would be a fantastic start to 2017 as the resort looks to build on its’ reputation amongst the UK’s elite destinations.

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