ADD EXTRA THRILL TO YOUR HALLOWEEN WITH JACK’S MARTINI AT ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET

Just in time for Halloween, Andaz Liverpool Street’s 1901 Restaurant and Wine Bar is offering their signature cocktail – Jack’s Martini. Bound to create a few goose bumps, Jack’s Martini is aptly named after London’s infamous murderer Jack the Ripper, who reputedly haunted the East End in 1888. Rumour has it Jack was part of the Freemasons who frequently visited the hotel’s original Masonic Temple back in the day.

Jack's Martini

Head Bartender, Giovanni Castorina, mixes fresh cu cumber with tangy lime, elderflower cordial, ice and Hendricks Gin to create a refreshing, autumnal and altogether delicious martini we just can’t get enough of!

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Treat yourself to something truly delicious this Halloween and try Jack’s Martini, available for £12 at Andaz Liverpool Street’s 1901 Restaurant & Wine Bar. liverpoolstreet.andaz.hyatt.com

Breakfast at The Ritz celebrating The Gainsborough Bath Spa joining The Leading Hotels of the World

Q: What’s better than Breakfast at Tiffany’s?  A: Breakfast at The Ritz! Grifco was very excited yesterday morning to organise a Buck’s Fizz breakfast in the Marie Antoinette Room at The Ritz to celebrate The Gainsborough Bath Spa joining The Leading Hotels of the World.

After a Grifco welcome from Claire Griffin, Dato’ Mark Yeoh, the Executive Director of YTL Hotels, gave a speech introducing the property as the newest edition to the YTL Hotels portfolio and the company’s first Classic Hotel in the UK, due to open in Spring 2014.

Welcome from Claire Griffin, Grifco

Welcome from Claire Griffin, Grifco

Amongst the beautiful Versailles style décor, the signing ceremony took place between Collin Skellett, Executive Chairman of Wessex Water & Chairman of The Gainsborough Hotel Company and Deniz Omurgonulsen, the Vice President of Membership at the Leading Hotels of the World.

Presentation of The Leading Hotels of the World Plaque – Deniz Omurgonulsen, LHW; Dato' Mark Yeoh, YTL Hotels; Collin Skellet, Wessex Water

Presentation of The Leading Hotels of the World Plaque – Deniz Omurgonulsen, LHW; Dato’ Mark Yeoh, YTL Hotels; Collin Skellet, Wessex Water

Whilst tucking into croissants and raspberry muffins, the press later enjoyed a detailed presentation from Anthony Champalimaud, the Vice President of YTL Hotels, where they learnt of the hotels’ connection to Bath itself as the Spa was revealed as the only hotel in the UK with direct access to natural thermal waters.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Presentation – Anthony Champalimaud, YTL Hotels

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Presentation – Anthony Champalimaud, YTL Hotels

The press in the Marie Antoinette Room at The Ritz

The press in the Marie Antoinette Room at The Ritz

As breakfast came to an end we went away extremely happy and thrilled to be working with such an incredible spa hotel and, as Marie Antoinette would have wanted, returned to the office very full of cake!

Lai Ping, YTL Hotels; Anthony Champalimaud, YTL Hotels; Melissa Mettler, YTL Hotels; Andrew Jordan, YTL Hotels; Deniz Omurgonulsen, LHW; Collin Skellet, Wessex Water; Dato’ Mark Yeoh, YTL Hotels; Marilyn Smith, Wessex Water; Ross Sanders, YTL Hotels; Cedric Cheah, YTL Hotels; Annie Chen, LHW; Lydia Hammond, LHW; Rupert Radford-Hardy, LHW

Lai Ping, YTL Hotels; Anthony Champalimaud, YTL Hotels; Melissa Mettler, YTL Hotels; Andrew Jordan, YTL Hotels; Deniz Omurgonulsen, LHW; Collin Skellet, Wessex Water; Dato’ Mark Yeoh, YTL Hotels; Marilyn Smith, Wessex Water; Ross Sanders, YTL Hotels; Cedric Cheah, YTL Hotels; Annie Chen, LHW; Lydia Hammond, LHW; Rupert Radford-Hardy, LHW