Boyle connection to top London hotel
A London hotel whose General Manger is a Boyle man has been voted Europe’s Leading Business Hotel 2018 and Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel 2018.
St Patrick Street native James Clarke, son of Jimsie and Maura, is General Manager of the Hilton Bankside in Great Suffolk Street in London.
At last week’s 25th annual World Travel Awards in Athens, Greece the hotel came away with two top awards.
James told Hospitality and Catering News “We are humbled by these fantastic award wins and are delighted to see recognition for the entire team at Hilton London Bankside. We live by the motto – ‘one team, one dream, Bankside’ and these awards are testament to that. With 292 guests rooms in a centrally located area of London, we are in a strong position to not only offer sterling conference facilities for visitors, but also provide corporate guests with a bed to lay their head at night.”
Giving a background to the awards and the hotel the publication said:
“Competing against 16 other properties in the Europe’s Leading Business Hotel 2018 category, and 15 in the category for Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel 2018, both wins serve as a nod towards Hilton London Bankside’s contribution to the corporate sector. The hotel is home to the largest ballroom in the neighbourhood, holding up to 700 people at 570 m2 and boasts a grand sweeping staircase, contemporary chandiliers and a balcony. As well as private events, the space has previously been booked for large scale conferences and gala dinners including the Master InnHolders Conference, The Renault Dealer Conference, ICMIF Conference, Calypso Client Conference and Sports Women Of The Year Awards by News UK. Hilton London Bankside will also play host to the Hilton International Showcase on 4th July which gives attendees the opportunity to experience the Hilton International portfolio of brands in a playful, circus-themed setting. Additionally, the property boasts a range of high-tech meeting and conference rooms, located on the same floor and managed by an expert team of meeting and events planners.”