Park Inn by Radisson Bedford celebrates 100 years of employee service

From: Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts
Published: Wed Dec 07 2011

The Park Inn by Radisson Bedford has proudly announced a milestone achievement with four dedicated members of the team having recently reached a combined 100 years of service at the hotel.

This truly amazing accomplishment demonstrates a level of loyalty rarely seen in these modern times. Team members Alan Abrahams, Hardish Kaur, Eddie Jones and Darryl Wilson have spent most of their careers at the hotel, serving thousands of guests and experiencing numerous changes in the hotel throughout their time, including a number of owners and General Managers over the years.

To mark this extra special occasion, Rebekka Hammersley, General Manager hosted a special awards ceremony on Wednesday 30th November for all team members - the date marking the 40th anniversary of Alan Abrahams employment - making him the longest serving employee in the history of the Bedford hotel.

"I am extremely proud of my team members and amazed by the dedication and commitment shown by these four very special people. It really is an honour to work with them." said Rebekka Hammersley, General Manager at the Park Inn by Radisson Bedford.

The awards ceremony celebrated 100 years combined service of four team members:
- Alan Abrahams, Maintenance Porter, aged 59, joined the hotel in November 1971
- Hardish Kaur, Kitchen Porter, aged 58, joined the hotel in October 1991
- Eddie Jones, Chief Engineer, aged 69, joined the hotel in April 1991
- Darryl Wilson, Linen Porter, aged 34, joined the hotel in November 1991

The Park Inn by Radisson Bedford offers stylish Bedford accommodation in the town centre, with all 120 rooms fully equipped to suit the needs of both business and leisure travellers. The hotel also offers function rooms in Bedford that can accommodate up to 450 guests.

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About Park Inn by Radisson:
Park Inn by Radisson is a fresh and innovative upcoming mid-market hotel brand - global in outlook, national in scale and local in operations. Park Inn by Radisson offers reliability, personalized services and great value for money. The hotels are functional, comfortable, practical and most importantly spotlessly clean and well maintained. Park Inn by Radisson currently has 150 hotels in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa, including hotels in Bedfordshire.

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About Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts:
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts (formerly Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts), part of The Rezidor Hotel Group, offers first class service, providing guests with a contemporary, upscale hospitality experience. Radisson Blu has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Chain and is renowned for its "Yes I Can!" spirit of service and the "100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee". September 2005 saw the roll out of a free broadband service across the portfolio - the first international hotel chain to offer this service. Radisson Blu currently includes almost 250 hotels either in operation or under development and more than 58,000 rooms in Europe (including Jersey accommodation and offering Jersey hotel deals) the Middle East and Africa.

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