A winning serve: Edgbaston Park Hotel partners with Edgbaston Priory Club
It’s yet another successful start to the year as the hotel launches an 18-month partnership with Edgbaston Priory Club as its official accommodation partner.
Edgbaston Park Hotel is no stranger to major sporting events, having housed both Team Wales and the Team England Futures young athletes programme during the fantastic Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Their new partnership with Edgbaston Priory Club is set to provide an unrivalled experience for club members and hotel guests, with players and spectators benefitting from exclusive rates on rooms, conference spaces and events, with a dedicated concierge service.
Edgbaston Priory Club plays host to major tennis and squash tournaments including the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament, the British Squash Open and the British Junior Open, alongside its usual member’s racquet and leisure programmes. The club and hotel will be working closely to promote Edgbaston Park Hotel to players and visitors to these tournaments.
The union also invites Edgbaston Park Hotel as members of the club’s Fairlight Business Networking Club, giving them opportunity to promote the hotel at high profile events at Edgbaston Priory Club.
Billy Harris, Head of Commercial at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, added: “We are looking forward to working with our neighbours at Edgbaston Priory Club throughout the next 18 months, welcoming members and employees plus spectators and players from all over the UK and the world to our hotel.”
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Now one of the greenest hotels in the UK and the go-to choice for hosting eco-friendly events.
The team at the Edgbaston Park Hotel was thrilled to hear they had achieved the gold standard award for Green Meetings, from Green Tourism. Led by Business Development Manager, Krishna Pastakia, the 12-month journey saw green initiatives put to the front of day-to-day strategies and decisions, earning the hotel a well-established accreditation, just two weeks into the new year.
The award recognises UK businesses who have adopted smart and sustainable practices in their economic, environmental and social policies. The hotel has worked conscientiously to fulfil each one, reviewing procedures across the board, from conferences and meetings, hotel guest experience, and staff wellbeing.
As part of its aim to make meetings “greener”, Edgbaston Park Hotel has removed all single-use plastic, with water now only available in glass bottles. Clients are encouraged to use public transport when possible, and travel via train, using the University of Birmingham’s train station. The hotel also boasts six electric car charging points for electric cars, to promote sustainable travel.
In addition, all event menus are created thoughtfully, changing with the seasons and including locally-grown ingredients wherever possible. Delicious vegan dishes are taking pride of place, instead of a being a dutiful extra. The hotel has also introduced activity e-brochures, encouraging delegates to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing by visiting nearby Winterbourne House and Garden and the University’s Sports & Fitness centre.
Hotel staff have benefited from various schemes including cycle to work, paid volunteering days towards their charity of choice, and participated in a two-day mental awareness at work course. The team were also superb at supporting local charity, LoveBrum– which funds ‘hidden-gem’ projects in Birmingham communities donating over £1,000 and hosting its family fun day.
Business Development Manager Ms Pastakia, was elated with the achievement: “It means a lot to the hotel. We’re supporting the global conversation tackling climate change and making better choices for the planet now, not tomorrow. Our accreditation shows that we are working towards the key pillars, Planet, People and Places, and every decision or policy that we’ve made so far, is working to enrich the customer journey, promote staff’s values, and engaging with our clients to help them deliver on a more sustainable event.”
Edgbaston Park Hotel is a part of the University of Birmingham, which is dedicated to a more sustainable future. The recognition of this gold accreditation supports the institution’s mission, and shines light on the work that the hotel has undertaken, including its long-term vision to further adopt sustainability.
Green Tourism’s, CEO, Andrea Nicholas added: “We were especially impressed by their awareness of all aspects of sustainability – particularly in relation to their sustainability induction programme available for all new staff- which is reflected in their high assessment score of 90%. We wish the team at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre every success as they continue their green journey.”
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On 22 December 2022, Edgbaston Park Hotel’s Head of Commercial, Billy Harris, and Business Development Manager, Krishna Pastakia, delivered dozens of breakfasts to the Trust to help fuel the NHS’ busiest time of year and boost staff spirits.
The festive donation wasn’t the first time the hotel has supported local NHS staff. Edgbaston Park Hotel worked closely with UHB during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing over 1,000 front-line staff with somewhere safe and secure to stay throughout the crisis. The hotel has also played an important part in hosting UHB meetings and continues to be a key accommodation provider for the Trust.
Billy Harris said: “It was a wonderful feeling to be giving to those who work tirelessly for others, especially during the festive period. Supporting and being a part of the local community is a key value for us at Edgbaston Park Hotel and the University of Birmingham, so it’s always great to be able to give back and help whenever we can.’
Edgbaston Park Hotel plans to work more closely with the UHB NHS Foundation Trust and local charities throughout the coming year. We can’t wait to see what they do next!