Well the sun continues to shine and we are very, very busy. However, things have definitely changed and we have had to review our business mix – less corporate, more leisure, fewer and smaller weddings and more last minute business.
The advantage we have is that we are not reliant on any particular sector and so we can be flexible and adjust our business around all the different markets. I would not want to be a provincial city centre hotel relying on conferences at the moment.
Our attitude is that there is enough business out there to fill this hotel and we just have to go out and get it. Our strength is that we have invested in the product and have a stable and committed team of staff with customer feedback at an all time high…so all we have to do is continue to get the business in!
We will see what Tuesday’s budget brings but at least I do not have to watch England on Wednesday…I’m working.