In The Spotlight - The Dragon Hotel
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The Dragon Hotel has been one of the most celebrated Swansea hotels and a key landmark in Swansea’s City Centre for over 50 years.
The hotel is loved by their guests, with its 106 excellent bedrooms, fine dining in the AA Rosette brasserie, superb leisure facilities, and on-site parking in the heart of Swansea.
The hotel leisure club features an 18 metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty room. Professional trainers and sports massage therapies are also available.
The hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries, and sporting events, for shopping, and sightseeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay.
The Dragon Hotel was this year’s venue for the EH Awards 2018, with the help of Conference & Events Coordinator Joanna Davies. She told me some more about what the Dragon Hotel has to offer.
“I’m Joanna Davies and I have been working at the Dragon Hotel since 2014, where I started in the bar, working my way up to management level, before moving to the Conference & Events department.
Our main goal this year is to promote the venue to smaller celebration parties, such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, retirements etc and smaller events for people to come and enjoy The Dragon Hotel on a personal level to celebrate the good times in their lives.
This is a part of my job I really enjoy as I am involved in the feel-good celebrations of people’s lives, where they come together, have fun and party. It’s really satisfying to look after people and help them plan these important events and celebrations.
What I have found when talking to people is that they might perceive The Dragon as an imposing, expensive corporate hotel, not knowing that it’s a venue where they can host any type of party or celebration no matter what the size, style, dietary requirements or budget.
When they do come in to chat with me or my colleague Kate about their party plans, they find a warm welcome at a great venue which can cater to their needs and affordable too. A further bonus is that the hotel is centrally-located, easy to get to from the train/bus stations and has an on-site car park.
There are many conference rooms and banquet suites of varying sizes to choose from depending on the number of guests and budget. You can decorate the rooms how you want, and we also have access to professional party planners, decorators, DJs and entertainers. Whatever you want, we will accommodate.
We offer the full package and can help as much or as little as you want with the planning, organising, sourcing and hosting.
We can be your one stop shop.
We build events from the ground up, so that they are unique to you.
We can adapt our menu to suit you and your dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and tailor make the menu to suit any budget.
All you need to do is call into The Dragon Hotel, 39 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5LS, or give us a call on +44 (0)1792 657100, where we can have an informal chat about what kind of party/celebration you want to achieve. We will take the stress out of organising your event. Let us show you just how good we are and how spectacular and unique your party can be.”
So back to The EH Awards. And what a night it was.
When we arrived to help set up the room, we were given the best of welcomes and overwhelmed by the helpfulness of the staff.
The room looked spectacular, with everything coming together as planned. And they didn’t bat an eyelid when I turned up with an enormous confetti cannon!
The food was delicious. See this month’s Feed Me feature, where the chef whipped up a tasty dish for our foodie columnist, Christie Heaven. The service was impeccable. The DJ was fabulous with his dancefloor fillers, knowing how to read a room to give guests the music they want to dance to.
I’m not going to give anything else away - you’ll have to come back for next month’s awards special, where you can see the photos and video, and see for yourself just how good The Dragon Hotel is for your event. Please form an orderly queue!
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