Stone Manor Hotel has been part of North Worcestershire’s business community and indeed social scene for nearly 100 years. In February 2015 Helena and Andy Hogarth purchased the hotel from the Dunne Family who had owned the hotel for 30 years. What followed was a £2.5m transformation of all areas of the hotel and while this activity can sometimes change the feel of a hotel, the changes were best described by one of the regular guests. They said, and it’s often been repeated “You have kept the manor, but given it a modern twist”
Hogarths Stone Manor is now welcoming visitors from as close as Kidderminster to as far as the East Asia. Families are celebrating, global companies are visiting, UK companies are convening in the midlands, and local schools, charities, and associations are gathering. In fact when Helena Hogarth first visited the hotel she discovered and remembered that she had visited Stone Manor for Sunday lunch with her parents when they ran a hotel on Hagley Road, Birmingham.
Hogarths is a family business. Seventy Five “members of the family” look after our guests 365 days a year. Some of the team have been with the hotel for weeks, others over 30 years, some just working with us on work experience from local schools, and others starting their careers with the hotel on apprenticeships. This mix of people, from around the world, and crucially the local area too mean a warm welcome is guaranteed.
Hogarths Stone Manor can offer a variety of facilities. 56 bedrooms, 9 meeting and event rooms, dining facilities and lounges await different people for a variety of reasons. Flexible packaging, sensible pricing, and seasonal offers mean that if our guests have a problem that needs solving, Hogarths Stone Manor can often help. This said, many people use the free car parking and free Wi-Fi as an ideal meeting place to catch up.
Add to this 27 acres of grounds, an outdoor events space called the Pump Rooms, a Victorian walled garden, a meadow for all team building including vehicular activities, and a lawn stretching out with views of The Malvern Hills and it can be seen why the whole hotel is proving popular.
Why September. September is typically one of the busiest months for business, and for new enquiries. Schools are back, corporate life returns to normal, and Christmas bookings enjoy a big boost. Weddings are popular in September as the weather can be lovely, and daylight hours are still good for outdoor events.
We were delighted to be chosen as a winner, we are committed to North Worcestershire, looking after all our guests, but equally supporting local suppliers, out team, and their families.
Winning entry by Robert Elliot at Stone Manor Hotel:
“Hundreds of years, thousands of ideas, millions of people, excited and inspired to succeed, enrich themselves, and contribute to the community in North Worcestershire. Crafts to technology, early years to apprenticeship, and tradition to ground-breaking discovery; opportunity and inspiration awaits to be taken and adopted. Be part of the excitement.”