Sarova Hotels' employees receiving their long service award
Posted on 19th July, 2014

Sarova Hotels celebrates Employees’ Long Service

Fifteen Sarova employees, with an amazing 140 years’ service between, gathered together with their guests at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel last month to celebrate their long service with the company in style! After a leisurely boat cruise along the Thames, partaking in champagne and delicious canapés, everyone enjoyed a fabulous four-course dinner with fine wines. After dinner the Sales & Marketing Director, Rajesh Vohra, presented the awards to the individuals and thanked them all for their support, hard work and loyalty. Also present were Virginia Barlow, Group Operations Manager, and Deborah Saleh, Group HR Manager. Sarova Hotels recognises employees with five or more...

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Posted on 8th July, 2014

Highclere Castle Battle Proms Concert

What better way to spend a balmy summer afternoon and evening then attending Highclere Castle’s Battle Proms Concert and picnic on Saturday 2nd August.  In its seventeenth year, a moving celebration of the centenary of the First World War is planned with lots of 40’s inspired events. Personalise your experience by ordering a picnic on-line and your very own gazebo with table and chairs on the front lawns of Highclere, where you can take in the grandeur of this famous building.  The electrifying programme of events commences at 5.30pm with an historical Cavalry display by the First World War regalia mounted...

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Culture Festival
Posted on 5th June, 2014

Newbury Culture Fest 2014

The beautiful town of Newbury – best known for its inspiring walks across the Berkshire Downs, superb fishing on the River Kennet, and year-round racing – is now growing in popularity for hosting the annual Culture Fest.   Held within the grounds of the famous race course on 12th July, it has been proving increasingly popular since its inception in 2008. This multi-cultural event has a fantastic atmosphere and a vibrancy that comes only from embracing the offerings of the many different countries on show.  Why not enjoy the diverse worlds of Scottish, Street, South Indian and Egyptian belly dancing? Or,...

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West Woodhay Garden Show
Posted on 14th May, 2014

West Woodhay House Garden Show 2014

Ever since its first show back in June 2005, the West Woodhay House Garden Show has increased in popularity and is now one of the highlights of the gardening calendar.  This year the show has been entitled a ‘Festival of Gardening’ and offers two fantastic evenings. On Friday 13th June, there will be a gala evening featuring the Pocket Orchestra.  This is a hugely popular event, and guests are limited to 950, so book early to avoid being unlucky!  The evening provides a preview to the whole show, including the show gardens, and is open between 6.00pm and 9.00 pm....

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Posted on 11th April, 2014

Developing Future Stars

Peter Baeklund (@peterbaeklund), a leadership specialist, tweeted late last year a thought provoking conversation– CFO asks a CEO: ‘What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?’ CEO: ‘What happens if we don’t and they stay?’ Sarova Hotels has always considered its best asset to be its people no matter what stage in their career they are at. This week I had great pride in congratulating Agnieszka Sochacka, Housekeeping Supervisor who has completed her QCF level 2 – Team Leading Principals.  Her next step is to go onto her QCF Level 3 Management skills which...

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