“You Are Going To Love It – I Promise You!”

Cathy Gordon is a Daytime Entertainment Host for Warner Leisure, and works at the Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Ahead of our big birthday bash at the end of May, Cathy chatted to us about what you can expect when you come to Alvaston and why she loves working there so much.

I was working on the cruise ships, so I’ve come from the ships doing exactly the same as I was doing there, but I wanted to come back and be on land and I’ve got the most perfect job.

Cathy’s job is making sure the guests have as much fun as possible.

I get involved with most of the things that happen during the day, introducing new activities and trying to make sure the guests enjoy their holiday!

There are so many activities to choose from on a Warner Holiday. Quizzes, archery, dancing (Cathy’s specialty is ballroom and sequence dancing), live music, bowling, watercolour painting, movies – it’s a wonder that anyone leaves!

That’s why folk keep coming back. We had a couple in last week – they left last Friday and they’re coming back in two weeks. That will be their 54th time!

We’ve heard stories from our own Jacki and Margaret about the food, too.

If you stayed there longer than a week, you’d have to take a new dress size with you!

Although people often come in groups or with a partner or friend, it’s also a great holiday to take on your own.

On the first day at 9.30 am, straight after breakfast, we have a solo travelling coffee group, so we invite people who are on their own – it’s on the entertainment guide – to come along and sit with me and what I do is introduce everyone and go through what they like doing and if they want to sit together.

If anyone is sitting on their own, if they want to sit next to another person who is on their own – we build that little friendship thing.

Tempted? Read all about the plans for the birthday weekend, or just contact the Warner Leisure Team through the contact information below.

How To Book

Prices are per person, there is a £30 supplement for single occupancy (per night) but if you get in quick there are a limited number with no supplement:

  • Standard £289 per person
  • Signature £319 per person
  • Royale £349 per person


To book call 0330 102 9952 or email groups@warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Please quote: “People’s Party”

Lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Offer subject to availability, new bookings only, applies to groups of under 19 and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Prices correct at time of printing, prices quoted are per person. Additional £30 supplement per night for single occupancy rooms, note first 10 rooms to be booked will not incur this charge. Holidays booked less than 10 weeks ahead of holiday start date must be paid in full at booking. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Bookings must be made by 31/05/2019. Warner hotels are over 21s only. Full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks can be found at www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk (Bourne Leisure Holidays trading as Warner Leisure Hotels is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 01854900, registered office 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL).

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