Here's to the future!
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: MECURE BRADFORD, BANKFIELD HOTEL
Welcome to the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel where despite celebrating our seventh decade operating as a hotel, we have no plans of slowing down. In fact, we can’t wait to see what the next 70 years bring! 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for us, so we thought we’d update you with what we’ve been up to and what’s still to come.
A right Royal knees up
It was on Sunday 12th June that we officially celebrated our 70th birthday (although the building itself dates back to 1848), along with the Queen who turned 90 the same weekend. We wanted a way to commemorate both milestones, so we tasked the children of Harden Primary School, Rainbows St. Cuthbert’s and Crossflatts Primary School with drawing a picture of the Queen at the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel – an unlikely scenario but she would be very welcome!
We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of artwork submitted. So much so, that you can view the winning drawings on display in the hotel bar. Open to the residents and public, you can admire the talent of our local youngsters while enjoying a drink (or two) in our peaceful retreat.
Let’s talk business
Over the years we have opened our doors to many of the region’s businesses who time and time again turn to us for our quality meeting, event and conference facilities. This year has been no exception and we’ve welcomed businesses old and new, as well as some from much further afield. Given that Leeds Bradford Airport is a mere 7 miles away, we are proud to showcase our offerings to the world.
We’ve hosted many an office Christmas party too and this year we are pulling out all the stops for a carnival themed party. With the Rio Olympics a great success for team GB, we are going to continue to samba our way into Christmas. If you haven’t booked your office Christmas party yet (it’s not as far away as you think), then join us and dance the night away carnival style.
An event to remember
Let’s not transport ourselves to December just yet – before then we have lots of exciting events coming up including an evening with cricket personality, Ryan Sidebottom, on Friday 30th September. As an England and Yorkshire legend, we love to shout about the talent our county has produced. Tickets include a three course dinner, sports auction and drink offers throughout a night which is not to be missed.
We’re also excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist at The North of England Wedding Awards in the wedding venue category. The winner will be revealed at the award ceremony gala dinner at York Racecourse on Monday 19th September, so keep your fingers crossed for us. If you want to see for yourself how we can turn your wedding day dreams into a reality, visit our Wedding Fayre on Sunday 9th October.
Finally, we’ll be hosting a Psychic Night on Friday 28th October. Get into the spirit of Halloween and join us for a three course dinner, followed by an evening with a local psychic medium.
Here at the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel we pride ourselves on being an active part of our local community – one that sits within the beautiful Yorkshire landscape and is surrounded by plenty of great things to see and do in the nearby towns and cities of Bradford, Bingley, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley and Saltaire. 2016 also marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth – the perfect excuse to head to the neighboring Brontë Country.
For those of you not lucky enough to live and/or work in Yorkshire, we invite you to join our community, even if it is for just a short while. Spend the night in one of our elegant rooms overlooking the landscaped gardens, dine on mouthwatering dishes from The Brasserie and relax in the bar. All while enjoying the surroundings of the Mercure Bradford’s magnificent gothic style mansion house.
And there we have it – a welcome to the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel who is looking pretty good for her age. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
If you would like to find out more about the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel book a room or purchase tickets for one of our events, please visit www.mercurebradford.co.uk or call us on 0844 815 9004.