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Team Member of the Month – Tanisha Williams

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Once again, it’s time for us to honour a Team Member whose actions and efforts have impressed and inspired us.  There was no hesitation or debate within the team that the very special and deserving person to take the title Team Member of the Month for August was the lovely Tanisha Williams – Conference & Banqueting Supervisor.  Tanisha has been the recipient of this award on a number of occasions now which goes to show how valued she is.

Tanisha has been with us at the Dragon Hotel for 8 years and has worked her way up through the ranks to her most recent promotion to full time Conference & Banqueting Supervisor.  Her dedication to the role and to providing first class customer service is inspirational.

Tanisha is also the Queen of Christmas tree decorating which was beautifully demonstrated at our recent ‘Christmas in September’ event.

Tanisha Williams

T-aking the initiative, you never do complain,

A-lways happy, never glum, in sunshine or in rain

N-ever do you quibble when tasks are big or small

I-nspiring all around you, you’re a credit to us all!

S-miling as you work, with quiet grace you serve,

H-elpful to guests and staff alike, this honour you deserve

A-n inspiration to us all, and also you are really tall!!

Thank You

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Join our Loyalty Club

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

A new initiative which enables loyal hotel guests to maximise on their allegiance by earning more for their money spent here at The Dragon Hotel.

It’s our way of giving back, of saying thank you for your custom and support.

For further information click here

Early Bird enjoys coffee…

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Once again The Dragon Hotel, Swansea is happy to be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  HOWEVER, unlike previous years, our coffee morning will take place TWO WEEKS EARLIER than most. 

‘We mustn’t forget the reason for the event’ says Denise Rees, the organiser for The Dragon Hotel, ‘The aim is to raise as much money as possible for this important charity and I have found over the last seven years of hosting an event that many people are unable to attend because they have other Macmillan Coffee Mornings to attend on the same day!  This year we’re experimenting to see whether attendance will increase since it’s being held earlier!’

The event will take place in the lounge on the first floor of The Dragon Hotel from 10am until 12pm on Friday the 14th of September and will include a raffle, an opportunity to purchase cakes and of course your choice of tea or coffee.  Last year the event raised over £400 – can we make it £500 this year?  Come along and support!

Christmas In September

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The Dragon Hotel , Swansea entertained guests to an early Christmas last night when we hosted our Christmas in September party.

Tara Hammett & SantaGuests were invited to celebrate the festive season early where they were greeted by Santa in the lovely hot sunshine! A mulled wine drinks reception was hosted in the lounge followed by Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and our resident DJ with his tunes. Santa gave out festive gifts early where everyone received a gift voucher to spend in the hotel.

The Christmas Quiz got everybody in the festive swing with 3 tables calling it a draw!

The event was organised to promote our Christmas parties so if you would like further information please contact our events team on 01792 657125/126 or view our Christmas page.

Thank you all once again for a great night.

See you all soon, Sarah, Cath, Gethyn, Sian, Cheryl, Helen & Tara

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Bank Holiday Weekend

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Welsh Mneu Live

We were very proud to be the hospitality partner for the ‘Welsh Menu Live Food Festival’ that took place over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Friday night we hosted the ‘Festival Launch Dinner’, which was a sumptuous 8 course tasting menu featuring some of the Food Festival 019finest local produce that Swansea could offer.

Hosted by Jamie Owen, he spoke about the different courses and the suppliers that helped us to produce the fantastic dishes. Some of the generous supplies included: Gower Salt Marsh Lamb, Swansea Fish, Abrahams, Goodies & The Choice is Yours from Swansea Market, as well as support from Sainsbury’s.

From Saturday through to the Bank Holiday Monday, we hosted ‘The Welsh Menu Live – Food Theatre’ in association with Swansea Market.

Throughout the weekend, Welsh chefs, food and drink connoisseurs demonstrated their skills to the  willing audience. Some of the experts included: Sophie Food Festival Grigson, Fiona Faulkner, Anthony Evans, Jo Wheatley, Luke Thomas, Bryn Williams, Susy Atkins & Gareth Johns.

For those of you who were lucky enough to soak up the ‘foodie’ atmosphere over that weekend, we hope you enjoyed the experience!

Health Club Staff Antics

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Dragon Health Club staff have been busy bouncing around the place and we’ve managed to get them still just long enough to tell you what they’ve been up to. Tara has most recently been spotted running around the place with love hearts coming out of her eyes as she’s recently bought a brand new pair of uber bright pink, blue and orange. She even took a photo of her feet after a brutal run up constitution hill.

rob 2012Rob is still in the thick of his iron man training. It’s been an emotional week for Rob as he most recently got kicked in the face and elbowed in the head by two ladies in the swim leg of a triathlon. However, he survived to tell the tale, and still hasn’t lost his good looks.

Andrew has taken on the challenge of jumping off his bike and has entered the Cardiff Half Marathon. Although he is super fit on the bike, after his first run he has been suffering with achy muscles but is ready to take on the Andrew 2012mission in hand but aiming to beat Rob!

James is getting ready to get his head back in the books and will be doing his First Aid course, so we’ll all be in safe hands once he’s passed the course. Sandra has come back to work fully relaxed and refreshed from a 10 day break, however we wonder how long she will feel stress free as Bryony has now gone on holidays and Sandra is running a one woman show in beauty! Nothing like being thrown in the deep end after holidays!!

Victorious Vicki

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Congratulations to Victoria Williams who was awarded The Dragon Hotel’s prestigious Team Member of the Month for July. Victoria is a member of our reception night’s team, who has over the peak season put in numerous extra hours, including time spent within other departments helping them when they are busy.

Some interesting get to know you facts about Victoria (Vicki) ‘The Night Owl’:

  1. Vicki’s in the singles club.
  2. Her favorite film of all time is Hell Raiser.  
  3. Her worst fear is rats.
  4. Vicki’s friends and colleges describe her as……they though it was best not to comment on this! 
  5. Vicki has described herself as bossy. 
  6. Vicki loves Steven Segal & has even been to see him live at the Swansea Grand Theatre.

 Well done Vicki and thank you for your continuous hard work!

Tara Rumbas For Strictly

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

We had some exciting news this week that the Dragon Hotel is proud to be sponsoring Tara Hammett, our Health Club Manager in the Evening Post Strictly Swansea event being held in October.

Strictly Swansea promises to be the biggest night on the Glitz and Glamour calendar! Tara will be performing with her professional dance partner Blair Crewther and will be competing against 7 other celebrities & personalities and their partners on Sunday 7th October. Tara & Blair

Tara is so excited to be taking part. As well as learning a brand new skill, Tara has chosen to raise money for a cause that is very important to her. Tara regularly visits care homes and hold exercise sessions with the residents and is delighted to be raising money for the Tan Yr Allt Service Users fund.

“At the moment I have two left feet, I am totally unbalanced in my 3 inch heels and I need to become a little more elegant.

All my training has been very powerful and explosive, so to try and loosen out and be a little more dainty is a bit tough at the moment, but I’m sure with more practice and a lot of patience from Blair I’ll get it mastered by the night”

We’ll be keeping you up to date over the forthcoming weeks with Tara’s progress and how she’s tackling one of her biggest challenges to date!

I’m sure you’ll join us is wishing Tara Good Luck in the meantime!

Team Member of the Month – Cynthia Pearce

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

It’s once again that time where we proudly announce the member of staff who has stood out amongst the rest as going the extra mile for Queen and Country (well for The Dragon Hotel at least).  Cleaning up the award this time around is Housekeeping Evening Maid Cynthia (rapturous applause and much cheering!)

Cynthia - Team Member of The Month

Cynthia has worked at the Hotel for going on 18 months and although she doesn’t always relish a dirty car park she has clearly demonstrated that her commitment and determination to her job shines through!

Some facts that you didn’t know about Cynthia:

Her favorite color is yellow, She would:-




Join me in saying ‘Congratulations’ Cynthia on your well deserved award.

C-eeping the rooms always gleaming

Y-our strength you willingly muster, as you wave with a flourish your duster!

N-ever leaves a speck of dust

T-akes us all to the cleaners

H-ates a dirtys car park

I-ntersted in all guest needs

A-lways wielding the vacuum with pride