As the year draws to a close it’s an opportunity to look back at the year and remember what’s happened here at The Orchid Hotel. It has certainly been a busy one with many of our lovely guests coming back for repeat stays which is always such a pleasure for us. We officially launched our Restaurant, No.34 at the beginning of June to critical acclaim. It’s been a real pleasure to see a mixture of guests and local visitors coming to dine with us. Our chef sourcing locally produced foodstuffs has meant we’ve been able to combine freshness and quality whilst striving to minimise food miles, one of our key goals.2017 has seen some beautiful weddings, both in our Paloma Suite and our courtyard garden. Each and every one has been so delightfully different and it’s always a pleasure for us to be able to tailor so many different aspects of such a special day. November was a particularly busy month. Firstly we achieved AA 4 Star accreditation and an AA Rosette for our restaurant, No.34. We also won an award for Best Boutique Hotel at the Dorset Tourism Awards and were finalists in Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards. Since the Summer we have sat in the top 3 hotels in Bournemouth on the guest evaluation web site, Trip Advisor. This is a tremendous accolade given this is driven by our guests alone. We want to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful guests who have stayed with us this year and we can’t wait to welcome you back, along with new guests, in the New Year. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!