Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wolverhampton Racecourse and Holiday Inn Staff take part in the Race Around the World Challenge

Today, 27th of July 2011 marks one year to go before the Olympic Games.  To commemorate this IHG decided to donate $150,000 to support The Shelter in the Storm Fund; with an activity called Race Around the World.  Members of Holiday Inns & IHG Partners today completed a task or a challenge of their choice for which IHG will donate $1 for every kilometer achieved.

Staff at our onsite Holiday Inn Hotel were joined by colleagues from the racecourse this evening to complete 5 laps of the track. Hotel and Operations Manager Claudette Ebanks was the driving force behind the Wolverhampton team, she said "this is a great project where every step counts and it was fantastic that so many of the staff gave up their time to take part in the challenge."
IHG is aiming to complete 150,000 kilometers globally, with IHG donating $1 for every kilometer achieved, up to a total of $150,000, to support IHG’s new Shelter in a Storm programme— a strategic partnership with the charity CARE — to develop programmes that help IHG best use their hotels and expertise to respond in disasters, providing shelter to those in need. This allows IHG to work with teams on the ground when natural and man made disasters strike, providing emergency shelter, food and clean water etc, to the local communities around affected hotels.
CARE operates in 87 countries, working on 905 community based projects, for the benefit of 82 million people — providing emergency aid during times of disaster and helping get communities back on their feet.
Pictured are the team from the Holiday Inn Hotel and Wolverhampton Racecourse ready to start the Race Around the World Challenge.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Odds on favourite for leading Hospitality Facilities!!

The sun was shining the glasses were clinking to celebrate the opening of the, newly refurbished first floor Hospitality and Conference facilities at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

A whole host of local business people and media attended the event on Monday 11th July, to see for themselves the fabulous facilities, which have seen a radical transformation of the meeting rooms, hospitality suites, and the two recently re-named Sunbeam & Cleveland Banqueting suites.

Guests at the event included Black Country Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Margaret Corneby, a selection of existing clients along with representatives from BRMB, Live 24/7 & Express & Star. They all enjoyed a tour of the new suites, a fabulous Chef’s Table buffet and seven thrilling evening races.

David Roberts, Managing Director of Wolverhampton Racecourse who hosted the event said “The racecourse and its facilities have never looked better and it’s great to see so many of our clients and partners here, supporting and giving us the opportunity to showcase our new facilities”.

The newly refurbished facilities are perfect for meetings, seminars, exhibitions, weddings, parties and of course private hospitality for racing.

The next big event at the course is Family Fun Day on the 8th August. All accompanied children are admitted free of charge to the Grandstand and a variety of FREE activities will be on offer. The fun starts from 12, so come along for a fun packed day with special appearances from Scooby Doo and the High School Musical tribute band.

Invited guests enjoyed 7 thrilling evening races as part of the re-opening event.
Pictured above, Dan Hodgetts and Paul King from Pertemps People Development Group with Nathan Corden from Wolverhampton Racecourse (centre).

Monday, 11 July 2011

Wolverhampton's designers celebrated

It was hats off to shops in Wolverhampton as they showed off their best outfits for a fashion shoot at the city’s racecourse.
Big hats, glamorous outfits and dazzling accessories were the order of the day as Wolverhampton Magazine staged the shoot ahead of the racecourse’s Ladies Evening on September 3.
The magazine will feature the full set of pictures in its August edition along with an interview with the stylist, 23-year-old Vanessa Vernon from Wolverhampton, who has designs on being the country’s next Gok Wan.
Vanessa says: “Because it is so fast paced you have to have a passion for fashion. It is about learning to express yourself through what you wear.
Shops that took part in the event were Grace & Glory, Eligere and The Loft in Tettenhall and Vanessa Clarke, Diffusion and Shalom in Wolverhampton city centre.
Ruby Camp, from Teddy’s Hair Design, worked her magic on the models, capturing the essence of an evening at the races.
Vanessa, who lives in Penn, said she was delighted to find so many high-end fashion stores in the city.
“Often when people go shopping in Wolverhampton they stick to Dudley Street and the Wulfrun and Mander shopping centres,” said the young stylist, who lives in Coalway Road.
“However, if you go off the beaten track there are shops stocking designer named brands at reasonable prices.”
Models taking part in the event included Min Harike, 29, from Finchfield, who was British Asian Model of the Year 2002, and 23-year-old Natasha Price from Coven.
Min said: “It was a fantastic day and wonderful to see some of the great items that are out there this summer.
“By the end of day most of us working on the project had made a shopping list of some of their favourite items – it just shows what you can find when you start hunting around.”
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