The Newcastle-based Cairn Hotel Group (CHG) owns and operates 18 hotels in the UK, primarily in London, the north of England and Scotland, and, employing in excess of 1000 people, is celebrated not only for its hospitality, but also for the quality of its food and drink offer.

In its hometown, for instance, the company operates several independent food and beverage operations in the stylish Jesmond district, including Bar Berlise, Spy Bar, and Fratello’s Bar & Restaurant; the latter of which is being rolled out across a number of CHG hotels.
CHG has five hotels in Newcastle, making it the city’s largest hotel owner and operator. Its latest hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton at Newcastle Airport, which it operates under a franchise agreement.
It includes the company’s third Fratello’s Italian restaurant in the region, after the success of the eateries at the Holiday Inn Jesmond Newcastle and Holiday Inn Scotch Corner. Fratello’s offers a wide range of mouth-watering onsite hotel dining options, with Italian cuisine and freshly prepared local favourites served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In fact, CHG is known throughout the industry for its food and drink, as underlined by administrative receiver Peter Saville of corporate advisory and restructuring specialists Zolfo Cooper (the company that took the reins at the Newcastle Airport Hotel when the previous incumbent got into trouble), commenting: “We ideally wanted to secure a hands-on operator with experience of successfully running not just hotels, but also independent bars and restaurants in the local market.” It was a fundamental reason why the deal was concluded with CHG.
With approximately 30 years of experience in exceeding guests’ expectations, CHG provides exceptional value for money, hunting around for the best prices on everything from food to furniture, and then passing on those savings to its customers.

It offers FREE wi-fi in all of its hotels too, giving it yet another advantage over its many competitors. The real ‘trick’ to all of this, though, is that it manages to buy competitively without compromising on quality. That’s a potent mix, and goes a long way to explaining why so many of its customers return again and again. And to reward those customers, CHG is to launch a loyalty card in the not too distant future.

A family business with family values, CHG hotels are primarily centrally located in dominant high street locations in major cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle, as well as in tourist areas in York, Carlisle and Aberdeen. Catering to both business and leisure guests, CHG provides conference and banqueting venues in its larger hotels, with restaurants and patrons bars in all hotels.

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