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Swansea’s Dragon Health Club are gearing up for their challenges!!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This week the health club staff have been practicing what they preach and putting their knowledge and fitness to the test!!

Rob (our Deputy Manager) will be taking part in the Llanelli Waterside Triathlon on Sunday. He’s been working hard on his training (and we’ve been laughing at his tight outfits!), so we wish him the best of luck with his challenge and will keep you posted on his success.

Andrew (Senior Lifestyle Consultant) has been covering the whole of Swansea and Gower on his bike, clocking up his mileage for the 6 phases of the Tour de France in July. His hamstrings have been a bit tight recently, but Tara has been working her Sports Massage Magic on him and he’s keeping in tip top shape (Yeah, he’s also wearing tight outfits!!)

Dan is off to Chester this weekend to add to his Sports Science knowledge and is completing his final part of the Personal Training Qualification. Dan has been working hard on his qualification for the last 18 months and is looking forward to completing the course and getting even more people in Swansea fit and fabulous!

Tara has been back outside pounding the pavements with her clients and is back up and running after a knee injury so will be working hard ready for the 1/2 Marathon in Cardiff in October. Tara’s also been busy in the gym with her Personal Training clients and congratulations to Hugh for losing 6lbs in a week!

Michelle and Harley are looking forward to completing training with Jessica Nails on the brand new natural everlasting polish and have been busy with lots of Manicures and Pedicures this week as Jessica have launched their Spring Daydream collection! So call in to the club for discounts and offers on our manicures and pedicures!

Introducing the Conference Team at Swansea’s Dragon Hotel…

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Suzanne Spiller has been Conference Sales Manager at The Dragon Hotel for the past 3 years. Suzanne’s background has always been within the Hotel Industry and since joining an independent hotel in 2007 has found Swansea a very friendly and rewarding place to work. Outside of work Suzanne’s keen interest is running and raising money for some fantastic charities.

Let’s now introduce you to Suzanne’s team:

Sian Owen, Conference Sales Co-ordinator, also joined the team in 2007 and is the Wedding Co-ordinator. Sian herself got engaged in New York in January and has a sparkling rock on her left hand. But the love of her life is her beloved dog Lottie!

Last but certainly not least, Gethyn John, Conference Sales Co-ordinator, has worked at The Dragon Hotel for the past 5 years, where he began his role as Operations Manager. He then made the transition to the Conference Sales Office in 2008. Gethyn is the most green fingered amongst us and when he isn’t working he is in the garden.

36 Hours in Swansea

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Check out this article from Visit Wales giving tips on what to do if you’re in Swansea for a couple of days: http://www.canada.visitwales.com/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.12924 - how great to be included in this glowing report of the city by the sea!

The Dragon Hotel, Swansea: Team Member Of The Month – April 2010

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Dorota Banecka from our Housekeeping department is Team Member Of The Month at The Dragon Hotel, Swansea for April 2010.

Dorota has been a member of the Housekeeping team at The Dragon for over a year now and has been committed to her position with us from day one.

She is always happy to come to work and will always greet you with a smile and a “Hello” to all of our guests and colleagues alike.

Her work is top-notch and is classed as one of the best Housekeepers in the hotel, leaving her bedrooms spotless and ready for the next guests. She will go out of her way to assist you in anyway needed and sets a great example for the rest of the Housekeeping Team. Upon receiving her prize Dorota was quite taken aback and says that she is “over the moon” to be the recipient of the award from the management of the hotel.

“Congratulations on winning your prize, Dorota, and keep up the excellent work.” – Gwenno Priestland, Housekeeping Manager

Celebrities Love The Dragon!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Eddie Izzard,  Sophie-Ellis Bextor and 90′s Band Snap have all stayed with us this week.  When you look at all the celebs at The Wave Local Heroes Awards as well – Paul Potts, Ruth Madoc, Lee Trundle, Ryan Jones, Shaheen Jafargholi - even Dave Coaches! (actor Steffan Rhodri), The Dragon has turned into quite a ‘Celebrity Hang-Out’! Eddie was an absolute gentleman and Paul Potts couldn’t have been nicer. Let’s see what exciting guests next week brings…

The Wave Local Hero Awards!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

WOW! What a night we all had at The Local Hero Awards 2010! It was an emotional awards ceremony, great company and compliments to The WAVE for organising such a tremendous event. We can’t wait to do it again!

Opening Times

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Beauty Teatment Room Opening Times

Monday – 9.30am to 6pm

Tuesday – 9.00am to 5.30pm

Wednesday – 9.30am to 6pm

Thursday – 12.30pm to 9pm

Friday – 9.30am to 6pm

Saturday – 9.30am – 6pm

Sunday – 9.30am – 6pm

24 hours notice is required on cancelling your appointments. Less than the required notice will result in a 50% charge on your treatment. Gift vouchers are non-refundable. If the required cancellation notice is not given the gift voucher will be deemed void.

For further information or to book a treatment please call us on 01792 657212

Hen Packages

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Package for up to 16 people (minimum number of 8 people):

Choose 1 of the following

  • Express Facial  or Back Massage (maximum of 6 people having massage)

OR

Choose 1 of the following

  • Mini Manicure or Mini Pedicure

Package for up to 8 people (minimum number of 3 people):

Choose 1 of the following

  • Express Facial and Mini Manicure or Mini Pedicure

OR

  • Back Massage (maximum of 6 people having massage) and Mini Manicure or Mini Pedicure

All packages include full use of the Health Club facilities.

Should you like a beauty price list mailed to you, make a reservation or require any further information please call the Health Club direct on 01792 657211, complete the contact us form noting beauty in the queries box or email healthclub@dragon-hotel.co.uk

Click here to download a copy of our beauty price list

Gardens, Parks & Walks

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The Gower Peninsula

The UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Gower is 19 miles by 6 miles of award winning beaches, dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, rolling countryside, hills, valleys, woodland, dunes, marshes and breathtaking views. Steeped in history, the area boasts many ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles and landmarks. The oldest human burial chamber dating back to 3,500 BC can be found there. The peninsula is a haven for walkers, offering short family walks to routes for the more experienced walker. Amongst other activities, you can try horse riding, water sports, golf, visiting one of many pick your own fruit farms and of course, sample some of the local delicacies cockles and laver bread.

Find out more about the Gower Peninsula.

The Mumbles

This quaint Victorian seaside resort is the ‘Gateway to Gower’. Its main features are the long promenade leading to Mumbles Pier, its 13th century castle complete with panoramic views of Swansea Bay and its lighthouse, built in 1794. It holds a number of restaurants (including two of the most talked about ice-cream parlors in the region, Joe’s and Verdi’s) and a large variety of individual shops and galleries.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Phenomenal expanses of mountain scenery perfect for hiking, the Brecon Beacons are South Wales’ highest ground. Separated from the Black Mountains by the Usk Valley the three prominent vantage points, Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Cribyn, have tremendous views to the Malverns and across the Bristol Channel to Somerset.
Here, you can also find the wonders of Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales which houses attractions for all the family ranging from the most spectacular showcaves complex in Northern Europe, one of the world’s largest dinosaur parks and a replica of an Iron Age farm.

Read more about the Brecon Beacons.

Afan and Vale of Neath

The ‘Waterfalls Country’ extends across the wooded valleys from Neath to the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Furnished with spectacular waterfalls the area makes for wonderful opportunities for strolls and hikes alike and offers a huge selection of fantastic mountain-biking trails. Margam Park offers beauty, history and wildlife set in 850 acres of glorious parklands within which you will find a magnificent 18th century Orangery, an impressive Victorian Gothic Mansion House, a 12th Century Chapter House and restored historic gardens surrounding the castle and monastic ruins.

Discover more about Afan and the Vale of Neath.

Clyne Gardens

Situated at Blackpill on the way to the Mumbles picturesque Clyne Gardens stretches over 50 acres of beautiful woodlands complete with winding streams and follies and is famous for its azalea and rhododendron displays during springtime.

Learn more about Clyne Gardens.

Singleton Park

This popular destination for an afternoon stroll, Singleton Park is famous for its Herbaceous Borders planted in 1921 and its Botanical Gardens located within the old walled garden which was once part of Lord Swansea’s estate. It is also a popular venue for outdoor events such as Party in the Park and the Swansea Show.

Read more about Singleton Park.

Cwmdonkin Park

Cwmdonkin Park officially opened in 1874 however, due to its close proximity to the childhood home of Swansea’s most famous son, the park will forever be connected to Dylan Thomas. Truly Victorian in style, the park boasts tennis courts, a bowling green and has been planted with many exotic curiosity plants and trees from all around the world.

Aberglasney House & Gardens

An on-going restoration project, the story of Aberglasney House and Gardens in Carmarthenshire’s Tywi Valley spans many centuries but is still shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Its spectacular gardens and magnificent house have been inspirational to poets since 1477 and is regarded as one of the finest gardens in Wales.

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Dedicated to horticulture, conservation, science and education, The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a new concept in botanic gardens and a model for the 21st century. With 568 acres of gardens and its centrepiece Great Glasshouse with some of the rarest plants in the world, it is a relaxing and informative way to spend the day.

Celebrating Swansea

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

What better place to start The Dragon Hotel’s blog than celebrating Swansea, the city by the sea?   Take a look at this great Flash Mob that captures the vibrancy of Swansea people!