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Laurence Llewellyn Bowen switches on illuminations display

Laurence, who is well known for his creative flair and his love of Blackpool, has been working on a top secret project with the hotel and the Illuminations team, to produce a set of unique light sculptures as part of this year’s Blackpool Illuminations. The project has been a significant investment by Starboard Hotels, owners of The Best Western Carlton and will run over a three-year period. “Beyond beautiful” is how Laurence describes the 4-metre high Art Deco inspired fountain lights he has helped create for a display commissioned by the hotel. For the first time ever, the Best Western


Parents don’t rate hospitality as a career choice for their children, survey finds

Just 17% of parents consider a career in a hotel or restaurant in a positive light, a survey from Best Western Careers Index has found. The number rose by 4% to 21% when asked about management roles in hospitality however. About one-third of parents (31%) said they’d discourage their child from a career in hospitality. Poor pay was the most popular reason, with 61% citing low wages as a factor while 52% of parents highlighted long hours as another disincentive. The independent survey of more than 1,000 parents revealed that medicine is the top preferred career for the second year


Best Western to accommodate more electric cars

Best Western Great Britain has extended its parking facilities to accommodate more electric cars. Some 30 of its 250 sites now offer electric charging points for customers to use free of charge and interest has picked up from members in installing further points as a result of the government’s pledge to outlaw diesel and petrol cars by 2040. Hotels with electric charging points include the Best Western Plus Swan Hotel in Wells, Somerset, which offers a 10% discount for guests who book direct and arrive at the hotel by electric car or public transport. Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall is


OTA Insight announces partnership with Best Western Hotels

Best Western Hotels and Resorts has partnered with OTA Insight to provide its revenue maximisation tools to its global business. As part of the partnership, Best Western will also have access to OTA Insight’s new parity dashboard within the platform that will allow global chains to streamline and effectively manage pricing across all channels and properties from a head office level. The dashboard will help Best Western monitor rate parity and, in turn, work with individual properties to alleviate any pricing challenges. Adriaan Coppens, OTA Insight CEO, said: “We’re looking forward to introducing our rate management tools to another globally


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