SOURCE: Marriott International
BOURNEMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - London may have hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, but it's not the only English city to welcome cheering sports enthusiasts. From 28 August to 1 September, 2013, Bath hosted the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, an event that inspired thousands of spectators and earned the support of prominent organizations like the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel.
As the largest sporting event in the country for athletes with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games occurs every four years and attracts participants from England, Scotland and Wales.
"When we first discovered the Special Olympics team, we were absolutely compelled to get involved," explained Andrew Francis, the general manager of the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott.
For Francis and his colleagues at this beachfront hotel in Bournemouth, the opportunity to help translated to raising funds for the Southern regional Special Olympics team. This group of athletes was due to join more than 1,700 others in Bath for five days of competitions in 12 sports. After mobilizing, staff and guests of the hotel near Bournemouth Pier raised £2,000 over the course of 10 months.
But the hotel is by no means done. It hosted a Fashion Show on 25 September 2013 and a Quiz Night on 17 October 2013 in an effort to raise additional funds. As it enlists the support of its community as well as that of its staff and guests, this luxury hotel in Bournemouth, England is poised to become a vital supporter of its team and the Special Olympics at large.
Unique among Bournemouth seafront hotels, this property traces its origins back to the late 19th century and enjoys a bird's-eye view of the sea below, all of which makes it a striking backdrop for any event.
About Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Offering spectacular views from its cliff-top perch, the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel matches the surrounding splendour with inviting interior appointments. Modern guestrooms include LCD televisions, air-conditioning, spacious bathrooms and plush bedding, while miles of sandy beaches lure guests down the steps to the hotel's most stunning feature. After a day on the beach or in the town centre, guests can refresh at the AA-Rosette Highcliff Grill for classic steak and seafood, or at the Highcliff Lounge & Bar for tea or cocktails. The onsite spa, leisure club, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and tennis courts afford numerous ways to stay fit and enjoy the scenery. And with 18 meeting rooms and onsite exhibition space, not to mention the Bournemouth International Centre just steps away, this four-star property is as convenient for business as it is beautiful for leisure.