Guest Speaker – Julia Hands, Chair and CEO of Hand Picked Hotels Holdings
'Hospitality in the Channel Islands and the challenges faced’
Julia Hands is Chair and CEO of Hand Picked Hotels Holdings which has two hotels in Jersey – the Grand Jersey Hotel and L’Horizon Hotel – along with St Pierre Park in Guernsey. At our June lunch, Julia will be sharing her thoughts on hospitality in the Channel Islands and some of the challenges operators face. She will discuss factors that directly impact hospitality and tourism on the island including transport, rising costs and attracting and retaining talent.
As an established operator and now Guernsey resident, Julia will also share her own inspiration for choosing to include the Channel Islands in her portfolio of country house hotels and spa resorts and demonstrate her passion and commitment to promoting the Channel Islands as a vibrant destination for business, corporate events and leisure breaks.
Return transportation to L’Horizon Hotel:
Please note, ample parking is available in the L’Horizon Hotel carpark for those wishing to make their own way to the lunch.
For those who cannot or do not wish to make their own way, Chamber and event sponsor L’Horizon Hotel are delighted to offer guests complementary return coach transportation between the Grand Hotel and the venue. Coaches will depart from The Grand Hotel at 11:45 and return once the lunch concludes at 14:30. Please note that transport will only be available for those who book and confirm their place in advance. The closing date for confirmation of coach transportation requirement is Friday 25th May 2018, so please book tickets for the lunch early if you wish to take advantage of this option. Tickets for the lunch will still be available after this date if the event is not already sold out.
To secure transport, please email details of confirmed lunch guests including full name/s, company name/s and the email address/es used on the ticket booking to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline. Lunch tickets must be booked before transport can be secured.
Venue: L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa
Menu: Jersey Beef- Braised blade and peppered rump (served medium rare), roasted local pumpkin textures, charred onions and black truffle mash,followed by tea, coffee and an assiette of tasting desserts.
Event Sponsor: L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa
Wine Sponsor: Dunell's Premier Wines
Coffee Sponsor: Cooper & Co