Press Release: April 20, 2010
The offer supports the On your Doorstep campaign, which is being coordinated by Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, urging local people to take a fresh look at what the region has to offer in an 11 day promotion from 20-30 April.
To celebrate this first On your Doorstep campaign, anyone who spends £100 or more in the East Lodge restaurant (on dinner, wines, tea, coffee and restaurant drinks, etc.) between 20 and 30 April 2010 will receive a complimentary overnight stay. To keep things simple, there are no other terms and conditions but people will have to get in quick to take advantage because once the rooms are gone, they are gone!
A host of the regions tourist attractions are taking part, from theme parks and caverns to Chatsworth House itself and as the closest hotel to the famous house; East Lodge is the perfect location place to stay, while taking in some of the delights of the region at some of the special discounted rates on offer throughout this campaign.
Its easy when you live in such a beautiful part of the country to take for granted what you see every day, said Iain Hardman, director of multi-award winning East Lodge. As locals, we are all guilty of visiting other parts of the country before we have seen half of what we have on our own doorstep, so we are delighted to be supporting this first On Your Doorstep campaign.
The campaign is a unique opportunity for local people to find out or re-discover just how much the region has to offer. Chatsworth House is a familiar name, but it is perhaps easy for locals to overlook in favour of country houses and attractions further afield. Likewise, people think they may have to travel a long way to find the finest hotels and restaurants, maybe not realising some of the finest accommodation and dining experiences can be found right on their own doorstep.
The free room offer from East Lodge for the On Your Doorstep campaign will be an ideal introduction for many local people to one of the finest hotel and dining experiences to be had not just in this region, but the country. Owned by the Hardman family, the hotel can boast a prestigious range of accolades to its name. These include the coveted AA Inspectors Choice, with three red stars for 2010 placing it within the top 150 hotels in the UK and East Lodge remains just one of 48 hotels in the country presented with a Visit England Gold Award.
People taking advantage of the On Your Doorstep offer will be lucky enough to sample accommodation and dining at its best. East Lodge offers 12 luxury suites and these together with the multi-award winning restaurant are based in 10 acres of stunning grounds. Each of the bedrooms has been individually furnished to the exacting standards guests would expect to find in a hotel of this calibre. Each room possesses a country house charm of its own, yet still finds space for touches of unashamed elegance like the flat screen TV you will find in every bathroom.
A meal in the famous East Lodge restaurant is also something to savour and first time diners in the restaurant during the campaign are in for a rare treat. Head chef Simon Bradley is regularly called upon to give demonstrations of his skills, having trained at The Ritz in Paris for several years before honing his skills working with the internationally renowned Raymond Blanc at LeManoir. When not busy at East Lodge, Simon will be showcasing his culinary skills at the Buxton Festival and at the Fine Food Village at the Chatsworth show later in the year.
Many of our guests come from outside the region so we are looking forward to welcoming some more local people, added Iain Hardman. We know many people are still feeling the pinch, so this campaign is a great introduction to the attractions of the region at an unbeatable price.
For further information about the hotel visit www.eastlodge.com, alternatively, to book an overnight stay at East Lodge, including its award-winning breakfast call 01629 734474.
Basic terms and conditions of the offer:
1.Subject to availability. To receive their free overnight stay, people need only spend £100 or more in the restaurant at East Lodge.
2.The offer is only valid during opening times and only for the duration of the On Your Doorstep campaign between 20 April and 30 April, 2010.
3.Based on standard room accommodation and does not include breakfast. Upgrades are available at cost.
4.An On Your Doorstep voucher must be completed and handed to staff when paying for the meal.
5.Full details of all the On Your Doorstep special offers and vouchers can be downloaded from the tourist board website at www.visitpeakdistrict.com/dday
6.These offers are being targeted at people who live in or close to the Peak District, so applicants should have some proof of address.
Tel 0114 275 6996 / 07930 697773
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