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Hotels in Swansea – The Dragon Hotel

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. 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 treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Hotel Swansea – The Dragon Hotel

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. 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 treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Hotel in Swansea – The Dragon Hotel

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel in Swansea is the premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. 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 treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Justin Williams – From Team Member of the Month to well deserved promotion!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the lovely Justin being nominated as Team Member of the Month, and now it gives us great pleasure to announce that due to his continued commitment and excellent Customer Service skills he has been promoted to Supervisor status!!

Praises and congratulations to one side, we thought that now would be the time to dig down into the nitty gritty of his life and spill the beans!!

 WHO IS JUSTIN WILLIAMS!!?

His favourite drink is Red Wine, even more so now that it co-ordinates beautifully with his Red Supervisors Jacket!

 He has some hidden talents that we have the privilege in being the first to broadcast here….he is a dab hand at the old DJ turntables and has tried his hand at knife juggling (unsuccessfully)  he is getting married in 6 weeks and almost succeeded in chopping off his ring finger (accident or cunning plan???)

 He isn’t scared of ghosts or bugs or spiders but admits to being terrified of his future Mother-in-law!! Your not alone Justin (comforting pat on the shoulder!)

 He is also a self confessed Biker Boy and owns a Yamaha and a Honda and enjoys nothing more than a Sunday afternoon blazing a trail into the sunset!!!

 That’s it for now…we will keep you updated on the wedding progress.  Well done Justin!!

Golden service gets the seal of approval from Lord Mayor

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, Councillor Richard Lewis with Brenda Porter and Catherine Garcia of The Dragon HotelFor many people reaching retirement age is a much-anticipated landmark, viewed with excitement and plans of putting your feet up.

But for one Swansea lady that’s been far from the case.

Now 82, Brenda Porter is still working as a waitress at the city’s landmark Dragon Hotel in a career that spans 50 years since the Hotel’s grand opening in 1961. Now as the Hotel celebrates its 50th birthday year Brenda has received a celebratory treat of her own.

After reading about Brenda’s exceptional service at the Hotel in the Evening Post, Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, Councillor Richard Lewis invited Brenda along to a coffee morning to chat through her memories of the Hotel and Swansea over the last 50 years.

During her hour with the Lord Mayor, Brenda reminisced about the highlights of working at The Dragon Hotel, which have included working at the grand launch night in 1961, and serving the great and good of Swansea at the many charity and society events held at the Hotel.

Speaking of her invitation to meet with the Lord Mayor, Brenda said: “I had a truly wonderful time and was delighted to have had the honour to meet with the Lord Mayor and take tea in his office.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my 50 years working at the Dragon Hotel, and it was lovely to chat about the memories that we both share and the events that we have both played a part in at the Hotel. It was lovely to sit and talk with someone who has such a great knowledge of Swansea and its people.”

Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr Richard Lewis, said: “Brenda is clearly a remarkable woman. To have quite literally been serving the people of Swansea as well as many thousands of visitors to our great city for 50 years is a wonderful achievement that should be celebrated.

“It’s amazing that Brenda was there on the opening night of the hotel back in 1961 and is still there today doing a fantastic job. She is a tremendous ambassador for Swansea.”

Spring is in the air!!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Happy St David’s Day everyone, the daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining!!

Tracey and I have been enjoying the 6 nations, we won’t talk about the team’s one defeat! We are preparing for the descent of our friends across the water – the Irish.  They definitely know how to party in style.  We love our Celtic visitors they are all so much fun!

“…Have I told you lately that I love you?” (The dulcet tones of our Reservations Manager fill the Front office and dogs everywhere start to howl!!)

Calling all Rod Stewart fans out there, we are already very busy for the 1st June so don’t leave it too late to reserve your room..  I am in great preparation learning all of his songs and I love to sing – badly as Tracey would say!! That should be a very good day/night so get your hair coiffed and your ‘Handbags & Gladrags’ at the ready!

Swansea Wedding

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. 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 treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

A big heart on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Evening Post CuttingAs detailed in The South Wales Evening Post on Wednesday, 16th February 2011(right), February 14th saw The Dragon Health & Fitness Club staff and members take part in an organised event celebrating 50 years of the British Heart Foundation. Along with other gyms and health clubs in the Swansea area, The Dragon had to promote an event with the 50 theme in mind. Some discarded ideas included 50km on the treadmill, bike and rower but we finally set the challenge of swimming a combined effort of 50km in one day, it took a lot of hard effort and some long hours in the pool, in fact 2,777 lengths in total, but we managed to hit the target at 9.30pm! We would like to thank everyone who took part and sponsored the team for this great cause, the final sum of money raised is still unknown but appears to be over £350.

Completing this challenge now frees up the team to put their heart and soul into celebrating 50 years of The Dragon Hotel – I somehow don’t think that 50km on the treadmill is going to be included in those celebrations either!

Team Member of the Month – January 2011

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Justin WilliamsWell folks, it’s time again for us to look back on the previous month and choose a member of the Team who has stood out amongst colleagues and run that extra mile. A person who puts the happiness of others before themselves and strives to be the best of the best! I am delighted to announce that Justin Williams is that very person!

 

Justin works in the Brasserie and Restaurant at the Hotel and is well thought of by fellow employees and guests, due to his infectious sense of humour and camaraderie within the team.

A few interesting facts to know about Justin are:

  • His favourite colour is black (because it’s slimming)
  • He describes himself as ‘outgoing, energetic and trustworthy’.
  • His favourite food is steak and chips (Man food) washed down with a good Rioja
  • At the age of ten he nearly drowned after panicking whilst snorkelling, His best mate John rescued him in a selfless act of heroism

On the 30th of April this year Justin will be relinquishing his Bachelorhood in order to join the “Under the Thumb” brigade. He is rather peeved with Prince William and Kate Middleton for stealing both his lime light and his magazine deal with ‘Hello’ but refuses to hold a grudge!

He’s a little bit nervous about his upcoming nuptials due to the fact that his Fiancée is an avid fan of the television show ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ so he doesn’t know if she will arrive in a caravan or on a horse swamped in pink taffeta! Although he doesn’t care what she wears because he thinks that she looks gorgeous in anything (aww he’s a keeper!)

So huge congratulations to Justin for achieving the wonderful accolade that is Team Member of the Month, an award well deserved and all our best wishes for his pending marriage! We will keep all you avid blog readers posted on the wedding preparations!!

50th Birthday Media Spotlight

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Light show marks 50 years of the Dragon
South Wales Evening Post – January 8th 2011

What are your best memories of hotel?
South Wales Evening Post – January 24th 2011

Golden time at your service
South Wales Evening Post – February 12th 2011

Wedding Day Excitement as New Life started with New Landmark
South Wales Evening Post – March 28th 2011

Hotel’s ‘gift’ to tired rugby club
South Wales Evening Post – April 11th 2011

Birthday celebration as hotel hits a landmark
South Wales Evening Post – April 30th 2011