The Celtic Manor Resort – the five-star, award winning destination at the gateway to South Wales – is showing its support for the hospitality industry by creating a bespoke cocktail for National Hospitality Day, a new initiative pioneered by hospitality’s main trade associations, professional bodies and charities.
Not only is the new cocktail a delight to enjoy, but all proceeds from each sale will be donated to National Hospitality Day charities, including The Drinks Trust, Hospitality Action, The Licensed Trade Charity and Springboard.
The delicious new cocktail, called Sweet Charity, has a raspberry twist and includes Absolut blue vodka, Chambord black raspberry liqueur, fresh raspberries, pineapple juice and sugar cane syrup, garnished with dried raspberries and a mint sprig. It will be available for all guests visiting the Mulberry and Merlins bars at the Celtic Manor Resort from 18th – 25th September.
Celtic Manor hopes that by taking part in the National Hospitality Day initiative, it will be able to provide financial support to a sector that’s been hit hard by the pandemic whilst also demonstrating the creativity and innovation of hospitality venues and those who work in them.
In addition to supporting this national initiative, Celtic Manor is taking a sustainable standpoint when it comes to Christmas this year. The festive season always goes off with a bang at Celtic Manor with many people choosing the venue for Christmas parties, getaways and celebrations, but there will be one bang missing – crackers!
To reduce its impact on the environment, Celtic Manor will host a ‘crackerless’ Christmas this year, but not to worry, there will still be plenty to celebrate with fabulous festive entertainment, food and drinks. Plus, instead of the cracker gift, Celtic Manor will donate a much more valuable gift – £1 for each booking will be donated to Hospitality Action.
Matthew Lewis, Vice-President of Operations at the Celtic Manor Resort, said: “Business, employers and employees in the hospitality sector have been among those hit hardest by the pandemic, so as we return to some semblance of normality, we want to give back.
“It has been great to get back to doing what we do best over the summer months – putting exceptional guest experiences at the heart of everything we do. National Hospitality Day is another big step in bringing the sector back together in support of each other and we are delighted to be celebrating with a special new cocktail and supporting the vital work of these charities.
“However, the pandemic isn’t the only issue that is front of mind for us and so many of our customers, we are also taking a significant look at our impact on the environment and taking steps to make a change – such as a crackerless Christmas. If we can support a worthy cause like Hospitality Action in the process, then that’s even better. So, we hope to see everyone enjoying their time with us at Celtic Manor, and enjoying a Christmas celebration that gives back.”