Friday, 28 March 2008

New Brighton hotel - The Royal York

The weekend started early for the three witches of VisitBrighton (Richard, Liliana and myself) as once again we had to drag ourselves off to a cocktail party, I know it's a hard life! This time it was in order to celebrate the opening of another new Brighton hotel, hot on the heels of Jurys Inn and myhotel we now have The Royal York.

This gorgeous Regency building had been left empty for a couple of years but fortunately the owners of Lansdowne Place came to it's rescue and it has been lovingly restored to it's former glory. Apart from the luxurious guest rooms there is also a fabulous cocktail bar with a varied list of drinks on offer although going by last night the one thing they will all have in common is a potent kick! We each sampled a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Blakberry Bramble (at least I think that's what it was called).

While the three of us are regularly at this kind of event, so much so that the photographer felt there was no point taking another picture of us, and we did manage to spot a couple of familiar faces including James from GScene and Andrew Kay from the Latest Homes for the most part it seemed to be an unusual mixture of people. The other guests included some local celebs such as Chris Ellison (from the Bill), David Van Day (from Dollar) and another actress who looked a bit familiar but we weren't sure why, then there were other people who clearly felt they were very important darling but quite why they felt this was a mystery to us!

Anyway whoever they were hopefully they will all spread the word about this sumptuous addition to the hotels on offer in the city and whether you end up staying there or not, do pop in for a cocktail and you never know you may be as lucky as we were and get the chance to see David Van Day singing My Way!


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