The New Mayfair Hotel hosted it’s April Soap Star Special midweek break, which proved really popular, with a lot of our regular guests returning for more fun and photos to add to their safehands holidays photo album.
Starting the night we had our fantastic resident entertainer Nicole Jordan singing some happy holiday songs to get our guests singing and dancing ready for our special night.
Alison King has been one of Coronation Streets favourite character’s for over ten years, having many different relationships and ups and downs as her on screen character Carla Connor, Operations Manager Karen Dixon was confident the guests would not mind that she was no longer in the show.
The moment Alison arrived the guests bombarded her with various questions about her character, and some of her on screen characters one guest asked what Roy cropper drank outside of the show? “ Red wine …. Yes Roy likes his glass or bottle of red wine”. Another guests got really emotional saying she had missed seeing Carla on the cobbles of Coronation Street, Alison has said “she is ready to go back if they want her to so watch this space you heard it here first”.
after the questions Alison walked round and had her photograph taken with all the guests, which were available the following day in a signed holiday presentation card. As most of the guests know the night would not be complete without Bingo. Alison agreed that she would call bingo for the guests which were one of the highlights of the night, followed by the traditional safehands holidays pint pulling competition, Staff member Katrina had to give her a helping hand as it was slowly looking like it needed a flake in the top! One guest commented “You can tell you don’t serve on the bar just drink at it” 2.5 pints later and a comment to tell Kym Marsh where to go with her pint… Alison was very pleased with her Pint
Alison continued the night by engaging with the guests and hotel staff answering their questions and dancing, whilst the fabulous Nicole interacted with all our guests singing and dancing.
The evening also hosted a best dressed competition golden oldies Pat & Lucy stole the show; the winners were announced by Nicole singing the popular 90s hit Lady in red to both ladies.
Pat & Lucy won a free stay at The New Mayfair Hotel and are looking forward to coming back in August 2017.
Steven, Katie, Jenny and family have already booked to come back for our November Soap Star Special later this year.
Acting Hotel Manager Paul Southworth said how nice it was to see our regular guests all interacting with each other, making it a home from home experience.