Nomination as one of the 'best hotels' in Coventry
The shortlist for the second Coventry and Warwickshire Culture and Tourism Awards has been announced.
The event is being organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and Touch FM owners Quidem, and will be hosted at the Ricoh Arena on September 22.
Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry City Council, Shakespeare’s England and Warwickshire County Council are also supporting the awards.
Designed to showcase the range of attractions, venues and experiences on offer in the region, nominees have been shortlisted in 13 categories.
Among the titles up for grabs are Artisan Award, Kids and Families Award, History and Heritage Award, Customer Service Award and Tourism Event of the Year.
Steve Orchard, CEO of Quidem, said: “We are delighted to be shining a spotlight on the individuals, organisations and visitor attractions which make Coventry and Warwickshire a great place to visit.
“World class events with global impact have been staged in the region over the past 12 months and the shortlist reflects the growing importance of tourism and culture to our regional economy.
“The area is packed full of marvellous visitor attractions and world class tourism assets and we are going to celebrate them in style. Along with our partners, we are ready to blow this region’s trumpet!”
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Snooker Champion of Champions returns to Ricoh Arena Coventry
3rd - 9th November 2014
Champion of Champions will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, November 3-9, live on ITV4, with tickets on sale on now.
As well as reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, players who have already earned an invite for this year’s tournament include UK Championship winner and world number one Neil Robertson, Ding Junhui, whose five ranking titles in the 2013-14 season included success at the German Masters and China Open, and Championship League victor Judd Trump.
Full line up will be released as the players qualify.
Each day (3,4,5 & 7th) a different group will battle it out with the two winners playing each other to advance to the Semi Finals.
The Semi Finals will be played on Saturday 8th, on afternoon and one evening, with the Final being held on Sunday 9th.
Tickets are on sale now with prices frozen from last year, with early bookers being able to benefit from half price discounts! Visit the Ricoh Arena Website for full details
Godiva Festival returns with a host of great music acts!
The country’s biggest free family festival returns to Coventry this summer with three days of live music, entertainment and attractions from 4 to 6 July.
This year’s event, now in its 16th year, will continue to be in the War Memorial Park and will offer great live music, with indie legends Happy Mondays and Coventry’s own Skabilly Rebels fronted by local legend Roddy Radiation as the first acts announced.
Coventry Godiva Festival will also offer the usual alternatives of comedy, family entertainment and attractions as well as the popular funfair.
Event organiser’s were delighted with the record-breaking crowds for last year’s festival with 125,000 visits recorded over the three days and with high hopes that the numbers could be even higher this year.
For full updates on this year’s event please visit: http://www.godivafestival.com/
Stresa Kitchen Awarded 2 Star Gold Award
Stresa Kitchen – Restaurant, Bar & Pantry @ Ramada Hotel and Suites Coventry, are very proud to announce that they have been awarded 2 Star Gold Award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association network.
Mark Hills – Restaurant operational manager explains “Ethical, local and sustainable resourcing is extremely important for the well-being of our guests and the planet, it is our responsibility to ensure that we make the right decisions today that will help protect our planet for the future – and we are so very proud of this award”
“The team have worked hard over the past twelve months to source the finest food and beverages from our suppliers and to develop strong relationships with sustainable companies both locally and internationally, whom share our same passion for quality food and drink, and yet are serious about their commitment to sustainability, carbon reduction, and responsible supply chains”.
Examples of our strong partnerships can be seen throughout our supply chain and we work with 80% of suppliers within a 50 mile radius of the restaurant and hotel. Many of our products are also available sale from the pantry shop within the restaurant and we will happily purchase anything for our customers from any of our current menus to collect from the restaurant.
Ramada Hotel & Suites The 'New Home' For GODIVA
On Saturday 10 August hundreds almost 1000 cyclists and walkers took to Coventry’s ring road to welcome Imagineer Production’s Godiva back to Coventry. Cyclists spent the morning enjoying a car free Ring Road before joining walkers to become part of Godiva’s Cavalcade which stretched over 1 miles
Godiva was welcomed back to the City by the Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Gary Crookes and helped Coventry City Council and Cycle Coventry launch Coventry on the Move aimed at encouraging people to get active! Cyclists, walkers and visitors to the City were entertained throughout the day by the Godiva aerialists, dancers, drummers, and choir along with national street theatre companies such as Natural Theatre Company and Pif Paf.
Following an evening of contemplation in the Cathedral Ruins, Godiva retired to her temporary sanctuary on the 17th Floor of the Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry where she will rest until her permanent house is built and enjoy first class guest status with fantastic views across the City.
Jane Hytch, Imagineer said: “Godiva’s homecoming has been wonderful, the sight of hundreds of people on foot and on bikes alongside the Cyclopedia was truly memorable for Imagineer and for everyone who took part on the day. The whole day felt like a real celebration of our collective successes in 2012 and of Godiva herself who has returned and will now rest ahead of journeys that will take her across the region and beyond in 2014.”
Coventry City Council said: “Coventry was really on the move on Saturday, to see so many people out in the City to welcome Godiva and getting active through enjoying a car free ring road was really special and we hope the start of a re-newed cycle craze for our City.
Mike Shaw – General Manager; of the Ramada Hotel & Suites, Coventry said: “Godiva is certainly our most unconventional guest to-date but we are thrilled to have her on our 17th Floor in a bespoke apartment catering to her size and needs. We are delighted to be supporting Imagineer in their on-going plans for Godiva. The ethos of Ramada is ‘you do your thing; and leave the rest to us’, and we just hope we have managed to anticipate all our new guests’ needs, however large or small, (emphasis of course of the large in this case!) We are proud she will consider the Ramada Hotel as her home for the duration of her stay”.
Imagineer Productions teamed up with Coventry City Council and Cycle Coventry to deliver Godiva Awakes - The Homecoming. The project was also supported by the Ramada Hotel, Coventry.