The Belmont Hotel is an independently owned hotel in Leicester.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Leicester Marathon


Lots of energetic runners left the hotel this morning to join the Leicester Marathon! Pictures are of them charging off down London Road at 9.15 this morning. We'd like to wish them all the best, especially the ones who were thanking us for a hearty breakfast to get them set for a long day on thei feet!




Friday, 28 September 2012

Cricketers, Sir's and more

So as usual its been a busy time at the Belmont, just last night we entertained Leicester Business Voice, a local networking group who work to voice current issues affecting businesses in Leicester to the city council. Their event, Building a team for business,involved Philip Hodson, Paul Nixon and England cricketer Matthew Hoggard.
                   They enjoyed some delicious canapes prepared by our head Chef Alex ballard






Indeed Mathew Hoggard is not the only well known face we've had at the Belmont recently, last week it was our pleasure and privilage to host the retirement dinner of Sir Alec Jeffreys -The pioneer of DNA profiling- Sir Alec had guests fly in from Hong Kong and New York to congratulate him on an outstanding career, and to wish him all the very best for a long and happy retirement.
                    He is pictured below with Duty Manager Michael Butler




                                                     
We've also been very lucky to see recent re-surfacing works taking place on the New Walk.
This outstanding attribute to Leicester, steeped in history, runs between the old leicester racecourse now Victoria Park right down past the Belmont & New walk Museum into the heart of the city. The resurfacing is ensuring the New Walk stays looking magnifficent!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                      
We recently held our Wedding showcase event at the hotel, with a range of preferred suppliers exhibiting, and a chance for curious brides & grroms to get a feel of what the hotel is like when set up for wedding events, we're very pleased to say we've had several bookings and 2013 looks like a great year for weddings at the Belmont                

If you want to talk to us about anything to do with hotel you can call us on 0116 254 4773 or email info@belmonthotel.co.uk


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wonderful wedding!

On the 7th July 2012 Justin & Darren held their civil partnership ceremony & wedding reception in our gorgeous Rose room. They had a clear vision of how they wanted their day to go and Wedding Co-ordinator Caroline was on hand to make sure it became a reality.

                                      


After the civil ceremony the Rose room was quickly turned around as guests went and had photographs taken in the hotel and down leafy New Walk.

                                     

The Rose room looked great with chair covers provided by local supplier Sky’s the Limit of Oadby and flower pedestals in blue, orange and purple provided by Penney’s florist of Wigston.

Darren & Justin’s style is unique and to coincide with this they decided to name their tables after animals. For each one chosen a donation was made to the WWF in aid of that animal, and in return a cuddly toy and information pack was placed on each table.

                                                   

Once guests had been seated at their tables, the Wedding Breakfast was served, the chosen menu included the following dishes:

Starters

Confit tomato & mozzarella tart, basil & green olive tapenade (v)
Main Course

Roast rump of beef, Yorkshire pudding, red wine & shallot sauce
Served with gratin potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate tart, maple & walnut ice-cream



Justin & Darren not only had a beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake but also individual cupcakes for each guest with the relevant animal decorated on top, made by the very talented Alison at Candy Queen. These were served with coffee as speeches were made.
Later on the Rose room was given a quick freshen-up and the large dance floor was uncovered for their evening reception, which went on well past mid-night with great tunes from the hotels resident DJ from Cream Entertainments.

The couple were wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future!

Written by Wedding Co-ordinator’s Catharine and Caroline.

If you have any questions for us or would like to book a show-round of the hotel please contact us on: 0116 252 9603 / 07 or events@belmonthotel.co.uk

Friday, 29 June 2012

Belmont News


Well it's been a while since we gave you an update about things here at the hotel, we're pleased to say that the fears about the worst drought on record have been washed away, literally! Here's a clip of our driveway during the recent flash floods.

We're also a bit out of sync with the summer as we held our Christmas brochure launch, which included Turkey & trimmings canapes...



and the red carpet treatment for our guests, welcomed by our very stylish team!


If you'd like to know more about a Hollywood Christmas party with us you can download the brochure, or call 0116 252 9613 and speak to Caroline or Cat

We've also had some (timely!) maintenance to one of our roofs, so Julian and team were busy making sure we were watertight! Here's a shot of the boys at work


Whats coming up? Well we're busy with Graduation during July (Well done to students from both Leicester & De Montfort Universities!). Our operations manager James is cycling 300 miles for Action Medical Research (From London to Paris in just 3 days!) and Cat & Alison from our events team are taking part in the Walk for Life in aid of Cancer Research - So lots of good stuff!

If you like more regular information you can check out our facebook page or follow us on Twitter @TheBelmontHotel

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Jubilee barbecue!

Why not start the Jubilee break early? We will be in holiday mode tomorrow lunchtime with deals on Pimms & Prosecco, a tasty barbecue and bunting galore! See you here and don't forget your flags! Xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Afternoon tea at The Belmont

Did you know, we do delicious afternoon teas in Jamie's Bar?  You do need to book, but you can have a look at the menu on our dining page. http://www.belmonthotel.co.uk/dining.html   Scrumptious!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Belmont News

Well it's been all go here during March with weddings galore, our wedding showcase event, a busy Mothers day lunch, the changing of the clocks, and like we started the month with a bit of rugby we're also finishing with it!

We made a donation to the Leicester MS society,

 and received a lovely home made bird house in return.
We donated blankets, sheets and duvets to a homeless charity

We've had a heap of new Likes on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Belmont-Hotel/52204983073 and some new followers on Twitter

So what do we have to look forward to?

Well Sat 31st March we will be taking part in Earth Hour with a candle lit dinner in our Cherry restaurant, it's an hour where we can all consider our impact on the Earth, and reflect on all the wonderful things it provides.

We have a tasty Easter Sunday lunch menu available so you can join us to celebrate the Easter break!

We have a delicious pudding taster evening on May 10th and you can book here to join us - The last one was very popular so don't wait to long!




We've also got our Pot of Gold coming up which highlight some of our service superstars, so we will kepp you posted about those!

Whatever your reason for visiting the hotel, we look forward to welcoming you.