10th June 2011
It was a lovely sunny day as Mrs. Jones, Julia and I set off from Llandudno station to the Group Travel Organiser Award Ceremony in London. Suzanne was to join us en-route at Chester. We had all been looking forward to this day and the Gala Evening that lay ahead and as we arrived at Chester Station, our eyes were peeled for Suzanne. We tried frantically to spot her in the crowds but the train pulled away without her, or so we thought.
Where was she?
We urgently tried to contact her but no answer! As we tried to rethink the logistics on how she could join us later, in she walked as large as life and as cool as a cucumber. She had got on the train at the very end carriage, and slowly fought her way threw the crowds to find us, No Rush! How relieved we three were.
We finally made it into London Euston altogether, then across the city to the Riverbank Plaza Hotel where the ceremony was being held. A quick change into our frocks and with our hair and make up done it was down to reception for a glass of wine before dinner.
It was a very special evening, the ballroom looked amazing with “Phantom of the Opera” being the theme for the décor and entertainment. In the centre of the tables there were flowers topped with masks and streamers and balloons everywhere. The meal was delicious, but as the awards began nerve racking is an understatement!!
To make it worse we had to wait until after the interval as our category was number 12. We were one of seven finalists and at this point I felt sick!! They announced the Runner Up and then they announced US….
Oh my goodness, we’d done it, we’d got the Hat trick!
“Best Individual Hotel for Groups” St Kilda Hotel
I can tell you we were more than thrilled to have been nominated as a finalist but to WIN for the third year running was an unbelievable achievement. It is thanks to all the organisers, who voted for us
(it’s those votes that count) so on behalf of everyone a very BIG Thank You for nominating the
St Kilda Hotel
You’ll never know how much we appreciate your support.