One of Coventry and Warwickshire’s best-loved hotels has seen a dramatic festive bounce-back after two years of Covid-hit Christmases.
Coombe Abbey Hotel, which is on the Coventry-Warwickshire border, has seen increases in room reservations, diners, afternoon teas, Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve bookings to make it one of the most successful festive periods in the hotel’s history.
Over 12,000 guests will have partied at Christmas events this season and 3,397 private dining meals have been served – an overall increase of 18 per cent on last year.
More than 3,300 people have enjoyed afternoon teas accompanied by Christmas carol singers while 350 revellers signed up for Coombe’s New Year’s Eve events from glamour balls to medieval banquets.
No Ordinary Hospitality Management (NOHM) operates the award-winning hotel, originally a Cistercian Abbey dating back to the 12th century.
Gemma Morgan, Sales Office Manager at NOHM, said the festive period in 2022 had brought much-needed cheer to the venue.
She said: “It is very well documented just how badly impacted the last two holiday seasons have been by Covid, not just for Coombe Abbey Hotel but for the whole of the hospitality sector.
“Last year, we could stage events but there was a great deal of confusion around the guidance and it led to a drop-off in bookings.
“This year, there has been a real sense that people have wanted to get back out and celebrate with family, friends and colleagues and it has led to a boost in business but has also created a wonderful atmosphere at the hotel.
“As ever, there really has been something for everyone and it has set us up for a positive 2023. We’re already looking forward to events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter as we look to build on the festive uplift.
“Coombe Abbey Hotel remains a jewel in the regional crown and our success has a positive knock-on effect for the whole of the regional economy.”