The past 12 months has been difficult for all businesses – not least those in the hospitality sector. But one local hotel, Aubrey Park, remains hopeful that they can bounce back once lockdown restrictions are relaxed.
In March 2020, the hotel’s Managing Director, David Timmis, postponed his retirement to stay on and put his full weight, experience and expertise behind the business. This has kept it running throughout these turbulent times and planning for new horizons when the lockdown ends.
David has been the brains behind some enterprising initiatives at the hotel including:
- “Home-office in a Hotel” (with great WiFi) offering upmarket desk-space
- Being the “go-to” hotel in Hertfordshire for dog-lovers
- Socially-distanced meeting rooms, for team gatherings and client appointments
- Exciting leisure days offering socially-distanced activities (and perhaps take a walk in their beautiful, historic grounds).
Now that all of these initiatives are in place and the Hotel’s future is secured, David is handing on the baton of Managing Director to a new face, Rafael Gonzalez. Rafael is an experienced and successful hotel manager who has worked in the industry for over 25 years.
Rafael, is raring to go, adding new ideas and exciting plans for the Hotel. They already provide a superb events and wedding venue (which is getting booked up already, as there will be great demand once lockdown finishes…)
He is eager to welcome all new and regular guests who come to the Hotel for business or leisure. He will ensure all those delayed and special celebrations are memorable moments to remember for years to come! After all, we all deserve a break after the many months we have had to endure.
In view of this, as soon as travel can happen again, Aubrey Park will be offering special discounted rates to all our Key Workers Heroes welcoming them with a Guarapita a famous and refreshing cocktail from Rafael’s home country, Venezuela.
Published on: February 9, 2021