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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

AA Hospitality Awards

On Monday September 26th I attended the AA Hospitality Awards Gala Dinner at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane and I am delighted to announce that the Cloud Hotel was awarded the AA Inspectors choice of Two Red Stars. To quote from the AA  ' This is the AA's supreme accolade, used to recognise hotels that stand out as the very best, regardless of size or style'. Nearly 800 people from the industry attended the event and I was lucky enough to be accompanied by one of my daughters, her partner and my friend Richard. After 35 years of owning and working at the Cloud Hotel I was absolutely delighted to have been recognised by the AA. Of course I couldn't have achieved this without the hard work and commitment  of my staff so I would like to thank them publicly for all their loyalty and support over the years.

Avril Owton MBE with the AA 2 Red Star Award - the AA's supreme accolade used to recognise hotels that stand out as the very best, regardless of size or style.

The Cloud Hotel supported the Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday September 30th and raised £520-00. Thank you to everyone who came for coffee and enjoyed the chef's homemade biscuits and delicious chocolate brownies. The weather was glorious and most people enjoyed their coffee in the garden. Not only does this event raise lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support but it is an opportunity to catch up with friends and I was delighted to welcome some of my friends that I hadn't seen for ages. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.

The revised edition of my book 'Delighting Your Customers' by Avril Owton MBE and published by Bloomsbury is now available on Amazon, at Waterstones Book Store or at The Cloud Hotel.

The next Women's Network meeting is on Wednesday October 26th at 6-30pm for 7pm when Christine Dykes takes a look at the world of women in politics. 

I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful Indian Summer and making the most of the warm sunshine before winter sets in.