At BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Green Hotel in Kendal we have always an advocate of supporting our local community - long before it was trendy to do so.
We purchase a significant proportion of our food and drink from local businesses. These include Kendal Rough Fell lamb and Westmorland Cheeses to real ales from Dent, Hawkshead and Coniston. Many of these and our other suppliers have provided services to the hotel since we opened and we host an annual dinner to thank them for their support and commitment to our business.
There a number of cultural festivals which take place in and around Kendal that the hotel sponsors, either in monetary terms or in reduced accommodation rates or use of our facilities - Mintfest, Lakeland Sinfonia, Torchlight Carnival, Kendal Mountain Festival. We also have a significant annual budget for requests made by local charities and community groups for raffle prizes.
We work with a number of environmental organisations to improve our energy and water efficiency, recycling initiatives, and ways to encourage wildlife in our 14 acres of gardens and woodland.
Our mission is to ensure an enjoyable working environment, provide a high reward and to maximise the potential of all our employees who are all from the local area. With staff turnover at a third of the industry average you can be assured of a friendly welcome by a familiar face.