The RCH Team are taking part in this year’s Big Bath Sleep-Out in partnership with Julian House, to raise crucial funds to tackle homelessness and to help those who are forced to sleep out every night.
We are so proud of our Front of House Team, who were shortlisted for the “Front of House of the Year” accolade at the Hotel Catey Awards on Friday night!
We were delighted when guest Mr Lee Ruddin (pictured below) offered to send us a write up of his stay recently, and so we decided to share his experience as an RCH guest here in our blog!
“A Dacia-driving guest could feel like an interloper when pulling up outside The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa given the number of Range Rovers and Teslas parked at the apex (Nos. 15 & 16) of the semi-elliptical curve of 30 Grade I-listed townhouses. Yet Head Concierge Mark Hanks instantly made us feel at ease when retorting that the Sandero was probably worth more than the valet chit – exchanged for car keys – depending upon how much petrol it contained! (There was a fuel crisis in late September due to a lack of tanker drivers delivering to forecourts.)
A peaceful night’s slumber for each of our guests is of the utmost importance to us, so we decided to celebrate this National Poetry Day (7th October 2021) with a selection of some of our favourite poems about sleep and dreaming.
Whether you are reading this under your own roof or right here with us, we hope that these poems inspire a perfect night’s sleep tonight…
Monna Innominata [I dream of you, to wake] – Christina Rossetti
I dream of you, to wake: would that I might
Dream of you and not wake but slumber on;
Nor find with dreams the dear companion gone,
As, Summer ended, Summer birds take flight.
In happy dreams I hold you full in night.
I blush again who waking look so wan;
Brighter than sunniest day that ever shone,
In happy dreams your smile makes day of night.
Thus only in a dream we are at one,
Thus only in a dream we give and take
The faith that maketh rich who take or give;
If thus to sleep is sweeter than to wake,
To die were surely sweeter than to live,
Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of hotelier Ben Danielsen as our new General Manager. A seasoned hotelier with more than 20 years of industry experience, Ben’s arrival signals the start of the next stage of our journey.
Ben says: “I have had the warmest of welcomes from the wonderful team here at the RCH, which has served to cement my initial perception of the hotel as a truly special place to be. Already, guests’ comments to me have demonstrated how extraordinary what we do here at the Royal Crescent really is. I love this industry, and the opportunity it gives us all to create unforgettable moments for other people. I am excited to continue to get to know the team and our guests, and to take their RCH experience to the next level.”