March 2019 Newsletter
Queens Hotel Cheltenham has been an iconic landmark in Cheltenham since 1838 and is one of the oldest purpose-built hotels in Europe. Built on the site of one of the original spas, Sherborne Spa, the hotel is fashioned in the style of the Temple of Jupiter. It is named in honour of Queen Victoria, whose coronation fell in the year the hotel was opened.
Today, it is part of the Accor Group and branded as an MGallery by Sofitel, which are storied boutique hotels. It still retains many of its original features, including the wallpaper designed by Pugin.
With many top-class hotels on the outskirts of town, The Queens plays an important role in bringing tourists to the centre of Cheltenham and many visitors return regularly.
Erol Uray, General Manager, is always eager to help the BID and nothing is too much trouble. When we needed somewhere for the crew to assemble the White Witch for the Christmas parade, we were given space in the hotel’s parking area.
Queens Hotel Cheltenham looked stunning during the first Light Up Cheltenham. So, when we were looking for an image for the front of the new map and guide, we didn’t have to look far.
When we asked if we could light up the hotel again, Erol agreed straight away. He said: “The Queens Hotel is a beacon of light for Cheltenham and the light festival will enhance that even more.” The team at Queens Hotel Cheltenham made it really easy for the contractors to do the installation.
On hearing the news that ‘The Queens’ had been selected as BID business of the month, Erol said: “This is absolutely fantastic, I am thrilled to hear that and am always happy to help and be involved with the BID’s activities”. He is looking forward to being part of Cheltenham Cocktail Week 2019. It will be three out three for them and we’re excited to hear what their plans are this year.
As a representative of a BID Business of the month, Erol will have the opportunity to speak at the April Cheltenham Business Forum’s BIG Breakfast. We will highlight Queens Hotel Cheltenham across our social media channels and they will feature on the home page of our website.