2016 Archive


December, 2016

Tania de Carvalho

Anete Ansarite

To Tania de Carvalho (WLP Kitchen – Pastry) on winning the Simply the Best Award for November 2016!

To Anete Ansarite (BH Front Office Manager) on her promotion from Head Receptionist!


December, 2016

Tony, Jim & Chris

To Jim Lopez (WLP Night Manager) after decades of service to the hotel and to the Beale family. All your colleagues wish you a very happy retirement, Jim.

Estates News!

December, 2016

WLP Bedroom 86

WLP Bedroom 4

WLP Terrace Bar

BH Christmas decorations

WLP Christmas decorations

Beale Arboretum pillars

WLP Bedroom 86 has received a makeover with new curtains, Zoffany wallpaper, and a repaint.

WLP Bedroom 4 has been converted from a four poster bedroom to a Luxury Double room, with a new headboard. It looks very smart.

WLP Terrace Bar has received all new chairs, slightly more upright and more compact to make it easier for our guests.

BH Christmas decorations are up, and looking very smart!

WLP Christmas decorations are also up, and look beautiful!

A guest reversed back into our Beale Arboretum pillars, destroying both of them. Such are the hazards of hotel keeping!

Sales & Events News!

December, 2016

Christmas is filling up fast, but there are still vacancies for Christmas Eve at WLP, Christmas Day lunch at BH, New Years Eve at both hotels (WLP/BH), and New Years Day at WLP

Great value weekend breaks are available from 27th December onwards at both WLP and BH until the spring time. 

Burns night at WLP is already over half full, even though it is not until the 27th January !

And finally…..this is to wish all our guests past present and future, our management and staff, our shareholders, and our suppliers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year !


November, 2016

Andrew, Annita, Grant & Tony

Sue Dixon

Miklos Lakatos

Jamie Gonzales

Sandra Arciuch

Emma Beale

To Chris Hall and the WLP team on an improved AA inspection giving us Four stars 1 rosette 82% (up from 79% last time).

To Mark Schipper and the BH team on an improved AA inspection giving us Four stars 1 rosette 82% (up from 78% last time)… the hotels are now identically rated!

To Grant Hughes (WLP Concierge) and Annita Nicolaou (Head office recruitment and development) on 10 years and 5 years with the company respectively!

To Sue Dixon (Group administrator) on winning Simply the Best for October 2016.

To Grant Cook, Paul Akers, Trevor Beale and Lynn Marsh-Jones for hosting a very successful NGS Garden Open Day in October, with 163 visitors and almost £1000 raised for this really good cause.

To Miklos Lakatos (WLP Restaurant) on his recent award of Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2.

To Jamie Gonzales, Sandra Arciuch, Juliana Pinto and Emma Beale on their recent awards of Level 2 Food Safety.


November, 2016

Lynn Norman

To Lynne Norman (BH Housekeeping) on her retirement after 12 years with the company. [pic below left]


Estates News!

November, 2016

WLP - room 84

BH - room 53

WLP - room 28

WLP - room 32

Lancaster Terrace

WLP Bedroom 84 has received a makeover, with new curtains, Zoffany wallpaper and a repaint.

BH Bedroom 53 has received a new carpet.

Each of the 112 bedrooms at Beales Hotels have received four high quality pillows each.

WLP Bedroom 28 has received a new carpet.

WLP Bedroom 32 has received a new desk chair.

WLP Lancaster Terrace has new furniture to make this area more attractive.

Sales & Events News!

November, 2016

Anna Huntley

Christmas parties are selling out fast at West Lodge Park and Beales Hotel, but we still have some spaces available so book now!

Christmas Day has very little space left at WLP but there is still space at BH.

Boxing Day Lunch at WLP is selling fast so book soon to ensure your table.

New Year’s Eve at both hotels is selling fast with not many tables or rooms left, so book now (WLP/BH).

The Christmas concert at WLP on 11th December has spaces, a wonderful programme with Anna Huntley, Mezzo-soprano.

Weekend breaks continue throughout November and into January and February at great value prices (WLP/BH).


October, 2016

Andrew, Leanne, Tony, Paul

Sandra Arciuch

Harry Purches

Louise Fickling

Patrick Jankunas

Peter Brassington

Congratulations to Tony King (Finance Director) on reaching the historic milestone of 45 years with Beales Hotels! [pic right - Andrew, Leanne, Tony, Paul]

Paul Baynes (WLP Gardens) on his first 15 years with Beales Hotels! [pic right]

Yaw Asiedu (BH Kitchen) on his first 10 years with Beales Hotels!

Lianne Brennan (WLP Terrace Bar) on her first 5 years with Beales Hotels!

Sandra Arciuch (WLP Reception) on her completion of BTEC Level 4 in Hospitality Management – a superb effort!

Harry Purches (BH Kitchen) on his completion of Level 2 diploma in Professional Cookery, and on being awarded Hospitality Industry Training’s “Learner of the Month” for a second time!

Louise Fickling (WLP conference and banqueting office) on being awarded Simply the Best for September 2016.

Patrick Jankunas (WLP) on his promotion to Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager. 

Peter Brassington and Harry Purches for completing their Level 2 Food Safety Training.

In Memoriam:

October, 2016

Gwen Barden (WLP housekeeping) passed away this month, having been retired for many years.  She will be much missed by her family and former colleagues at the hotel. 

Celebrating 250 years of Beales Ltd

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