EUROPE’S BEST GOLF HOTEL FOR SECOND YEAR

The Belfry also voted England's Best Golf Course & Hotel


The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a second consecutive year, as well as ‘England’s Best Golf Course and ‘England’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a fourth year running at the 2017 World Golf Awards, held at La Manga Club Resort over the weekend.

The awards ceremony, which took place on Saturday 25th November, saw The Belfry fight off several other leading golf hotels from across Europe to retain the prestigious award. Chosen by golfers from all over the world, the awards recognised The Belfry for its stunning hotel that boasts no fewer than 319 rooms, as well as luxury suites, bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, The Brabazon – the only course to have hosted The Ryder Cup on four occasions – was once again praised for its unrivalled conditioning and layout.

Launched in 2014, The World Golf Awards celebrate and reward excellence for golf tourism, courses and destinations. The Awards sit alongside the World Travel Awards, which recently named The Belfry as ‘England’s Leading Conference Hotel’ and ‘England’s Leading Resort’ at a ceremony in St Petersburg, Russia.

James Stewart, The Belfry’s Resort Director commented: “It is an honour to be named Europe’s Best Golf Hotel for a second consecutive year and we would like to thank every golfer from across the world who voted for us.

“As the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, we are challenged every day to ensure the quality and service we provide to our customers is of a world class standard,” added Stewart. “The dedication and hard work put in by the whole team across the resort has taken The Belfry onto another level this year – proved by a recent 59club rating that put the resort in the top three for customer service across Europe.

“I would also like to make a special mention to our Director of Golf, Chris Reeve who joined us earlier this year and who has lifted standards across all of our golfing facilities, including the PGA National Golf Academy,” continued Stewart. “Once again, Angus Macleod and his skilled greenkeeping team have done a remarkable job on all three courses at The Belfry. In particular, the conditioning of The Brabazon has been enhanced yet again, ensuring a true Ryder Cup experience every day of the week, every week of the year.”

Chris Frost, Managing Director of the World Golf Awards, commented: “The Belfry continues to set the benchmark as a golfing destination and all three awards highlight the superb work that has been done by everyone connected with the resort.”

THE BELFRY APPOINTS NEW RYDER GRILL HEAD CHEF


The Belfry Hotel & Resort has recently appointed new Head Chef, Ryan Swift, at their signature Ryder Grill restaurant, adding to its already highly-acclaimed and well-respected culinary team operating across three restaurants at the resort.

Working in the gastronomy industry for over fourteen years, most notably at Michelin Star restaurant Hambleton Hall and also at Mallory Court which boasts three AA Rosettes, Swift’s trade has been crafted at some of England’s finest restaurants.

Having also been taught by some of Europe’s best chefs in Simon Haigh and Aaron Patterson, Swift will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Ryder Grill where he will oversee the creation of new dishes, introducing fresh ideas adding to the ever-growing reputation of The Belfry culinary experience.

Speaking of his new appointment, Swift commented; “It’s a real honour and a privilege to be appointed the new head chef of The Ryder Grill. Being from Tamworth I have always known about The Belfry with its long-standing reputation for excellence and so I am delighted to be starting here and cannot wait to get stuck in.”

With three top class restaurants including the fine-dining a la carte Ryder Grill, as well as Sam’s Clubhouse and Rocca’s Pizza Pasta, The Belfry Hotel & Resort ensures quality dining for all those staying there.

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 is the perfect destination for couples or families looking to make use of the vast number of leisure facilities, as well as a hotly sought-after location for conferences, meetings and events.

Having been named England’s Leading Resort at The World Travel Awards for three consecutive years, The Belfry has developed a name for excellence in the hospitality industry, attracting visitors from all over the world. With high quality facilities and leisure attractions, coupled with services of a similar standard, the resort has maintained its position amongst Europe’s elite. The appointment of Ryan Swift looks set to enhance and maintain the world-class offerings at the resort even further.

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

STUART BROAD'S CUSTOM FITTING AT THE BELFRY

England cricketer gains golfing edge ahead of The Ashes


England cricket star Stuart Broad will be feeling confident when he plays golf against his Ashes teammates in Australia in the coming months, following a custom-fitting session at The Belfry’s PGA Golf Academy which has added 30 yards to his game.

Broad – who will be a big part of the England team looking to defend The Ashes Down Under – paid a visit to The Belfry’s PGA Golf Academy this week to be fitted for a brand new TaylorMade M2 driver. 

Fitted by The Belfry’s Custom Fit Technician Neil Wain, the 6’5” fast bowler was measured for a new Project X HZRDUS Black shaft that will deliver greater distance when he plays in competitive golf matches during downtime at The Ashes Tour.

“I really enjoyed my custom-fitting at The Belfry and it was amazing to see the immediate impact even just the correct shaft has on your game,” said Broad, an 11-handicapper who is an ambassador for The Belfry Hotel & Resort. “It will massively help my golf game and I might even beat Jimmy Anderson now!”

Meanwhile, Neil Wain, who handled Broad’s custom-fit session, said: “Being left-handed and well over six feet tall, Stuart is perhaps the perfect example of why golfers should be fitted for a set of golf clubs that are tailored exactly to their swing characteristics. With some changes, particularly to the shaft, we saw Stuart clearing 300 yards off the tee, which is a fantastic result and one that will hopefully help bring his handicap down further.”

Broad was fitted at The Belfry’s PGA Golf Academy, a centre of golfing excellence offering outstanding custom-fitting facilities, including the brand new Trackman 4 Launch Monitor. To book a custom fitting session like Stuart’s, simply call the PGA Golf Academy at The Belfry on 01675 477038.

With The Belfry being so close to home, Nottinghamshire cricketer Broad also enjoys relaxing at the luxury resort and soaking up the first-class leisure facilities on offer from The Spa to The Ryder Grill. 

For further information on The Belfry, or to book a trip there, please visit www.thebelfry.co.uk, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600.

RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER AS SPA SALES SIZZLE

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has recorded unprecedented spa sales this summer, with August seeing the highest revenue on record.

Over 5,000 individual treatments took place at The Belfry’s sumptuous spa throughout July and August, with its trademark Fire & Ice Spa Break package - which includes an overnight stay, DBB, entry to its on-site nightclub and of course the iconic Fire & Ice experience - proving the most popular.

The unique Fire & Ice journey takes clients through 12 different biothermal rooms including an ‘Aroma Cave’ and ‘Shower Grotto’ over the course of 90 minutes, to allow the skin to be cleansed and prepped for the day ahead.

The Spa also includes 16 luxurious treatment rooms and proudly uses award winning ESPA products to give its clients the most indulgent of visits. The phenomenal success of the spa has also been reflected this year with its nomination for ‘Best Urban Spa’ in the Good Spa Guide Awards.

Julie Pearshouse, Spa Manager at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, commented, “This summer has been an overwhelming success for the spa team at The Belfry. As the general spa market continues to grow we’ve seen steady growth within our own spa but this summer has surpassed everyone’s expectations. Our sales were up by 29% YOY and up 9% on what we had forecast for 2017.

“Our facilities really are one of the best for spa seekers in the Midlands and our team work hard to create a fabulously tailored service with a personal touch for each and every client. Whether they come in for a speedy manicure or a full day of treatments, we understand that in today’s busy world, it really is a treat to dedicate some time for R&R. We therefore strive to make it the most relaxing and indulgent of experiences where clients are spoiled from top to toe and it’s rewarding to see that our team’s hard work is paying off.”

For each spa visit, guests will be treated to complimentary robes, slippers and fluffy towels and will also have full access to the leisure club, so for those feeling active they can make use of the state of the art gym and pool.

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 the perfect luxury destination for spa lovers.

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

VOTED ENGLAND'S LEADING CONFERENCE HOTEL & RESORT


The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been named England's Leading Conference Hotel & England's Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony which took place on 30th September in St. Petersburg, Russia.
 

Recognised as 'the Oscars' of the world's travel industry, the WTA's acknowledge winners that truly set the benchmark to the rest of the industry and as such The Belfry Hotel & Resort has proven it's at the forefront of the conference and resort market.

Thanks to its diverse use of spaces and bespoke approach to every one of its conferences it hosts each year, The Belfry has been duly rewarded for its exceptionally high standard of service from its expert team who provide a personal touch to each event.

Despite competition from some of the finest resorts in the country, The Belfry also retained its title of 'England's Leading Resort' for the third year running. Voters selected The Belfry based on its high-quality facilities and leisure attractions, coupled with services of a similar standard, with the victory underlining The Belfry's status amongst Europe's elite.

Katie Niland, Sales Director at The Belfry, commented: 'We'd like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for The Belfry Hotel & Resort this year. It is exceptionally rewarding to have been named England's Leading Conference Resort. It really is a testament to the hard work and expertise our team put in to each conference to create a truly bespoke experience. The diversity of the conferences that take place at The Belfry means that our team are constantly challenged but this award is a testament to their dedication and proficiency.'

Gail Webb, Marketing Director at The Belfry, commented: 'To make it a hat trick of wins for 'England's Leading Resort', is the icing on the cake. It recognises that The Belfry Hotel & Resort is leading the way in British hospitality, offering world-class facilities and an outstanding level of service for the third year running, which is something which we are extremely proud of'

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 is the perfect destination for couples or families looking to make use of the vast number of leisure facilities, as well as a hotly sought-after location for conferences, meetings and events.

With other amenities including over 20 conference & events spaces capable of holding over 400 guests and boasting 319 signature rooms that include 15 suites, The Belfry Hotel & Resort truly offers the all-round package worthy of both the title of England's Leading Resort 2017 and England's Leading Conference Hotel 2017.

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

BELFRY FINALIST IN BIRMINGHAM POST BUSINESS AWARDS



Recognising its stellar performance in 2017, The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been nominated as a finalist in the 'Sales & Marketing' category at the prestigious Birmingham Post Business Awards taking place next month.
 

Staged on Wednesday 18th October, the Birmingham Post Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Birmingham who have contributed significantly to the local economy and community. With its luxury hotel, three golf courses - including Ryder Cup Brabazon course - hotels, bars, restaurants and spa facilities, The Belfry has been recognised for its innovative sales and marketing campaigns promoting all facets of the resort this year.

'We're delighted to be nominated as a finalist and would like to thank everyone in our team who has worked so hard on several exciting campaigns this year,' said Gail Webb, The Belfry's Marketing Director. 'Ultimately our job is to show how special a resort The Belfry is and ensure people of all ages and interests experience the world'class facilities we have here - both on and off the golf course.'

'The team here have put together a thorough sales and marketing strategy that has really diversified our different revenue streams in recent years,' said Katie Niland, The Belfry's Sales Director. 'We've been extremely pleased with the growth right across the Resort, from the hotel to the spa to the golf courses. The team's focussed approach in establishing relationships with big-name clients has helped us generate new business avenues and we look forward to building on this in the years to come.'

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has also enjoyed several other recognitions in recent weeks. The Caterer.com People Awards and Hotel Cateys saw The Belfry shortlisted for the 'HR Team' category, whilst in the HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence, the resort has been nominated in two categories: 'Excellence in Talent Attraction' and 'HR Team of the Year'.

Meanwhile, The Belfry Hotel & Resort further underlined its standing as one of the world's leading golf venues after it was ranked in Europe's top three golf destinations for customer service by 59club, the market leader in performance measurement for golf, leisure, spa and events.

The resort also been nominated in three separate categories at the World Travel Awards this weekend in St Petersburg, Russia. Looking to add to its growing number of accolades and having been crowned 'England's Leading Resort' in both 2015 and 2016, the awards see The Belfry shortlisted once again in this category, as well as 'Europe's Leading Resort' and 'England's Leading Conference Hotel'.

Set in over 500 acres of stunning North Warwickshire countryside, yet still just 20 minutes outside of Birmingham city centre, The Belfry is a venue famed across the UK for its outstanding facilities and event spaces. Having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions, the resorts boasts an unparalleled global reputation in golf and thus attracts the highest calibre of individuals to work at the resort.

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

THE BELFRY RANKED IN TOP THREE GOLF DESTINATIONS


Resort receives glowing report from 59club
 
The Belfry Hotel & Resort has further underlined its standing as one of the world's leading golf resorts after it was ranked in Europe's top three golf destinations for customer service by 59club, the market leader in performance measurement for golf, leisure, spa and events.
 

The 59club's Golf Visitor Experience Audit ' which takes place every month to benchmark customer service within golf clubs and resorts - ranks performance across a number of key areas, with The Belfry recording one of the highest overall customer service scores. This places the four-time Ryder Cup resort in the top three for customer service across Europe this August, following 59club's extensive mystery shopping assessments at some of the very best golf venues in the continent.
Ranking considerably above the 'Podium' average - taken from the top three best performing scores in Europe - were The Belfry's services within Tee Time Reservation (97.1% compared to 87.8%) and its award-winning Golf Shop, which achieved a remarkable 100% rating. The four-time Ryder Cup Brabazon course also performed supremely within the 'On Course Presentation' category, scoring 97.1%, whilst The Belfry was placed higher than the Podium average for its Food & Beverage and Practice Area services.

'Here at The Belfry we work extremely hard to ensure the customer experience is as good as anywhere in the world and the latest 59club rankings are testament to the terrific hospitality delivered by the whole team here at the resort,' said The Belfry's Director of Golf Chris Reeve. 'Golfers who come to The Belfry expect a VIP experience, no matter what time of year they visit - and that's right from the moment they book their tee time or package to when they leave.

'We've recently invested significantly in staff training, which continues to help us offer a level of service renowned across Europe,' added Reeve. 'Our goal is to provide an unrivalled service every single day and to set the benchmark for customer satisfaction.'

Matt Roberts, 59club director said: 'I share The Belfry's enthusiasm for celebrating their '59club Golf Visitor Experience Mystery Shop Audit' this August ' it's the personal victory they deserve.

'The success last month was a culmination of the new focus that Chris Reeve brought with him when he joined The Belfry earlier this year,' added Roberts. 'He wasted no time in putting a plan together to ensure his desire of wanting the club to compete at the highest possible level was realised.

'We arranged a schedule of 59club training days to further boost performance by developing staff understanding of the 59club sales and service principals,' continued Roberts. 'Training focused predominantly in golf operations; including administration elements, golf retail techniques, on course services and upselling. Clearly the latest set of results is testament to the staff having put this knowledge into

practice. I look forward to watching their progression over the next few months and to engaging with the team in our next training meeting.'

Meanwhile, The Belfry Hotel & Resort has also been recognised with nominations in three separate categories at the World Travel Awards, which are set to take place later this month. Looking to add to its 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'.

On top of this, The Belfry's HR processes have also recently gained great recognition - further cementing the resort's unrivalled reputation for excellence in customer service. The Caterer.com People Awards and Hotel Cateys see The Belfry shortlisted for the 'HR Team' category, whilst in the HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence, the resort has been nominated in two categories; 'Excellence in Talent Attraction' and 'HR Team of the Year'.

For more on The Belfry, visit www.thebelfry.co.uk, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600.

STUART BROAD BEATS JOE ROOT IN RYDER CUP CHALLENGE


Some of golf's most iconic moments have taken place at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, but on Wednesday the resort's brand ambassador Stuart Broad created his own special bit of history as he edged out fellow English cricket compatriot Joe Root in a Ryder Cup challenge match on the famous Brabazon course.
 

Facing the same course layout as the 2002 Ryder Cup contest, including identical pin positions, Broad, a three-time Ashes winner, led his Belfry team to victory against a Village Hotels side headed up by England Test captain and fellow keen golfer, Root. The challenge match - which also followed Ryder Cup team scoring - saw Broad's Belfry elect claim a thoroughly-competitive 4-2 win, with both teams featuring clients and VIPs from The Belfry and Village Hotels respectively.

'It really was an amazing day and I'd like to thank everyone involved in making it happen, especially those at The Belfry for their hospitality,' said Broad. 'It was a close match, but one that everyone thoroughly enjoyed!'
One of the highlights of the day saw The Belfry Hotel & Resort ambassador take on the iconic Par-4 10th hole on The Brabazon, emulating the late Seve Ballesteros by driving the green.

'I love playing the Brabazon course,' added Broad. 'Its layout makes you want to attempt tricky shots that you wouldn't usually try, you end up taking the options the pros do and, when you get it right, there is no better feeling on a golf course; the 10th being a perfect example of this.'

As well as the team competition, the enthralling day incorporated an Official PGA Tournament Officer, who introduced the players onto the 1st tee, whilst a prizegiving afterwards saw Broad's team presented with miniature replica Ryder Cup trophies.
The day finished with a drinks reception, BBQ and Q&A led by former Scottish rugby star Bryan Redpath. The event was also supported by Be The Stars Posters, including the provision of prestigious memorabilia.

With The Belfry being so close to home, Nottinghamshire cricketer Broad enjoys playing and relaxing at the luxury resort and soaking up the first-class leisure facilities on offer from The Spa to The Ryder Grill.

For further information on The Belfry, please visit www.thebelfry.co.uk, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600.

40 YEARS OF THE BELFRY'S ICONIC BRABAZON COURSE



The Belfry Hotel & Resort is set to celebrate a very special summer as it marks 40 years of its iconic Brabazon golf course, the only venue in the world to have hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions.

Co-designed by the late Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss in 1977, The Brabazon has witnessed some of the most memorable moments in golfing history - and now golfers can make their own chapter for just £40 when teeing off after 3pm during a weekday in July.

Meanwhile, for golfers seeking the ultimate experience on the course made famous by the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo, The Belfry has also introduced a special Golf Summer Offer that ensures a round on The Brabazon, an overnight stay, breakfast, £20 dinner allowance and free round on the Derby for just £149 per person.

Shortly after the course opening, at the 1978 Hennessy Cup, swashbuckling Spaniard Seve Ballesteros started his love affair with The Brabazon and instantly put it under the media spotlight when he became the first player to drive the now-famous par-4, 10th hole ' a feat now attempted by golfers visiting from all over the world.

The first of four Ryder Cups on The Brabazon followed in 1985 when Tony Jacklin's European team overcame a star-studded U.S. side, with Sam Torrance's 20-foot birdie putt sealing victory on the final green. Four years later, in 1989, Irishman Christy O'Connor Jr stole the show with one of the most cherished Ryder Cup moments, firing a sublime 2-iron from 229 yards to just four feet on the 18th, as the contest ended in a tie.
An American victory - spearheaded by a spirited Paul Azinger - followed in 1993, before the European teamed claimed a famous triumph in The Belfry's fourth Ryder Cup, in 2002. Sam Torrance's European side overcame a U.S. team featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, with Irishman Paul McGinley holing the winning putt and celebrating in the lake in front of the 18th green.

Whilst the resort is known as the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, it is no stranger to high-profile European Tour events, with 11 in total being held at The Belfry between 1989 and 2008. The English Open has seen winners like Mark James and David Gilford, whilst the Benson & Hedges International Open witnessed champions from across the world, including Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal, Swede Henrik Stenson, Argentinian Angel Cabrera and Englishman Paul Casey.

KEY MOMENTS IN THE BRABAZON'S 40 YEAR HISTORY

1977: The Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss co-designed Brabazon opens to the public
1978: Seve Ballesteros becomes first player to drive the par-4 10th hole in the Hennessy Cup
1985: First of four Ryder Cups comes to The Belfry ' Sam Torrance holes the winning putt
1989: The second Belfry Ryder Cup is tied, but Christie O'Connor Jr makes history with a sublime 2-iron to two feet on the 18th. Mark James wins English Open in same year
1990: Mark James defends the English Open, beating Sam Torrance in a playoff
1991: David Gilford claims a two-shot victory in the English Open
1992: Argentinian Vicente Fernandez wins the fourth and final English Open at The Belfry
1993: Paul Azinger inspires America to triumph in third Ryder Cup played on The Brabazon
2000: Spanish favourite Jose Maria Olazabal claims the Benson & Hedges International Open
2001: Rising Swedish star Henrik Stenson wins the International Open by three shots
2002: The fourth Ryder Cup at The Belfry sees Paul McGinley holing the winning putt on the 18th, whilst Phillip Price also makes headlines with a 3&2 victory over Phil Mickelson. Argentinian Angel Cabrera seals victory in the International Open in the same year
2003: Home player Paul Casey wins the International Open, his third European Tour triumph
2006: Swede Johan Edfors wins the first of four British Masters to be played on The Brabazon
2007: Rory McIlroy makes pro debut at The British Masters and Lee Westwood takes the title
2008: Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño edges out Lee Westwood in a British Masters playoff
2014: The Brabazon benefits from a £26 million refurbishment across the whole Belfry resort
2016: New bunkers are installed around iconic 10th green to mirror 2002 Ryder Cup set-up

'When golfers set foot on The Brabazon's first tee, they expect to play a course of Ryder Cup standards and follow in the footsteps of legends, and that's what we set out to achieve every single day.' said Angus Macleod, The Belfry's Director of Courses & Estates.

For more on The Belfry, visit www.thebelfry.co.uk, email enquiries@thebelfry.com or call 01675 238 600.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER AT THE BELFRY

This summer at The Belfry, the luxury resort is ensuring there is something for everyone with offerings in golf, spa and family breaks as it further cements itself as a first-class destination to relax and unwind.

Set in the heart of North Warwickshire, the resort has a selection of different packages guaranteed to give guests the most incredible of experiences making it the ideal venue for a UK staycation.

Avid golfers seeking the ultimate visit to England's Best Golf Hotel, can look no further than the Summer Golf Offer. With an overnight stay, 18 holes of golf on one of the 3 courses, a free round on The Derby, full English breakfast and a £20 dinner voucher from just £79 per person, it is the perfect deal for golf loving guests.

For those looking to keep the kids entertained during the long summer break then the Summer School Holiday Offer provides real value for money. From just £99 per room per night, or £89 per night for 3+ nights, the short getaways are ideal for the whole family with plenty of activities for all ages. What's more, for each family break booked at The Belfry during the school holidays, a complimentary round on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course is included as well as kids eating free in Rocca's Pizza Pasta Restaurant.

If its sheer relaxation, guests are looking for this summer, The Belfry's Summer Spa Offer provides the perfect excuse to kick back and relax in style. With three options to choose from, each package includes an overnight stay, full English breakfast, a £20 dinner allowance and a glass of fizz. From £79 per person, choose from a 55 minute or 40 minutes spa treatment or Fire and Ice Experience.

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 some time away with friends and family this summer.

Summer offers available between 16 July - 4 September 2017.

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

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY IN STYLE AT THE BELFRY

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!

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.

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GOLDEN MOMENTS TO BE HAD AT THE BELFRY THIS EASTER



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



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


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

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


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.