“Everything is going to be alright” says Kidderminster hotel

Everything is going to be alright

Hogarths Hotels and restaurants, the Midlands based hotel group are championing the way for brighter days.

In December 2020 Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster installed a large neon sign at the entrance to the hotel. The sign reads “Everything is going to be alright”. Since then, Hogarths team have been overwhelmed with the daily messages they receive from passers-by who say the lights have given them reason to smile.

Chris Flory, a local businessman, said: “I’ve never known any sign to have such an impact as you drive past.”

Amanda Poole who drives past just to see the signs, added: “This has given me so much hope since I saw it at Christmas. I drive up sometimes just to see it” Louise Rotheram, who has had to postpone her wedding booked at Stone Manor, drives past the hotel on her daily commute writes “I drive past the Stone Manor on my way home from work. It’s fab, can’t wait for you to reopen so we can finally get married.”

The effects of covid-19 have led to the difficult times  in a generation for the hospitality industry. The Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions is signalling a light at the end of the tunnel for the hospitality industry and the team at Hogarths Stone Manor is looking forward to a busy Summer and beyond. The hotelopening for outdoor dining from 12th April.

Ellie Beattie, General Manager at Hogarths Stone Manor said: “We have been overwhelmed to read the daily messages from members of the public during lockdown. The past year has been so difficult for many and we are honoured that our sign has given the public a little glimmer of hope when they’ve needed it. Our sign is a very small gesture of solidarity from all the team at Hogarths to each person in the local community and of course the hospitality industry. These difficult times will become a distant memory and in the near future, we can return to welcoming guests back to Stone Manor from 12th April. We have really great outdoor dining opportunities for guests to enjoy including, our magical Afternoon Tea in the woods and our BBQ dining at the Pump Rooms. Guests can expect to see dishes created by our talented kitchen bigrade, using distinctive British flavours from local suppliers that will satisfy every palate. We will be operating with a much smaller team (but full of passion and enthusiasm to look after our guests) So, keeping everything simple but served with love, we will do all we can to make the first taste of hospitality in 2021 fabulous.

Hogarths Solihull has been owned by Helena and Andy Hogarth for more than fifteen years, and in 2015 the family added Stone Manor into the hotel portfolio. February 23rd 2021 saw Stone Manor celebrate it’s 6th birthday under the Hogarths management. Within the six years Hogarths Stone Manor, based in the Worcestershire countryside, has undergone two major refurbishments redeveloping the 56-bedroom property to become a luxury hotel. Following the closure of both hotels, due to the on-going pandemic and local tier restrictions, the teams onsite have continued to complete phased refurbishments at both sites. The properties have been transformed in anticipation for when guests can return to the hotels where they enjoy extraordinary, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences for every occasion.