Archive: 2016

Stylised Shoot Reminiscing

Monday 19th December, 2016|Category: News
We have had an amazing year here at The Duke and as well as planning for 2017, we wanted to take a moment to look back on some of our favourite moments from 2016! One of our highlights has to be the Hepburn inspired glamour photo shoot with the incredibly talented Toby Lowe which showcased our newly refurbished room to engaged couples! The shoot also gave us the opportunity to work with the fabulous suppliers below! For full details, you can visit our previous blog post about the Hepburn stylised shoot. Christine Trewinnard brought along her stunning dresses which she designs from her studio in Cornwall. Christine even created one wedding dress especially for the ...

Join our Team!

Friday 16th December, 2016|Category: News
Full Time Head of Housekeeping PositionWe have an opportunity for a motivated Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate would have experience in running a Housekeeping department. We have an in-house laundry service, and operate at a high AA 3 star standard. As Head of Housekeeping, you will be expected to arrange day to day staffing requirements, review performance and development goals for the team. You will also be responsible for maintaining inventory levels, managing cost per room and inspecting all guest bedrooms and public areas. We would prefer an applicant that is currently in the role of Head Housekeeper or Deputy, but would consider applicants at Supervisory level who can prove they ...

Festive Friday Fun!

Friday 9th December, 2016|Category: News
For the second year running, The Duke team took part in Festive Friday, wearing their favourite Christmas jumpers in a bid to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice. We think they all look fabulously festive, especially with our stunning Ballroom in the background all set up for Christmas parties! With Christmas around the corner, this is a great way to raise money for charity and anyone can take part! The following information was provided by St Luke’s Hospice and describes the difference that your support can make to the charity. It is estimated that over the Christmas week, over 300 patients will be receiving specialist end of life care from St Luke’s. We’re always there to care and your festive ...

15th Anniversary at the Duke for Walter and Jonathan!

Wednesday 7th December, 2016|Category: News
Wednesday 7th December marks a special date in the diary at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. 15 years ago Walter Combstock and Jonathan Morcom became owners of the historic building in the heart of Plymouth. Back in 2001 they started with a team of four Directors. One very quickly decided it wasn’t right for him and tragically in 2008 Sales and Marketing Director Liam Smith died in a car accident. Walter and Jon have been through so much on both a personal and professional level in the last 15 years, but their pride and love of the Duke has never changed. ...

We’re on Board

Monday 28th November, 2016|Category: News
In 2020 the United Kingdom, United States of America and Holland will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. As the lead city in the UK, Plymouth has a huge opportunity and one of the major key projects that launched in October was the Mayflower Autonomous Ship. At more than 100ft in length The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship will be a revolutionary trimaran and will carry on board a variety of drones through which it will conduct experiments during its voyage. It will be the first vessel of its kind to be built in the world! We are ...

Brand New Christmas Cards by Local Artist

Monday 21st November, 2016|Category: News
Following the popularity of our stunning Christmas brochure which was designed by the amazingly talented Charlotte Atkinson, we wanted to make the most of her bespoke front cover and have created a beautiful, high quality Christmas Card. As you can see it features a snowy landscape on a winters evening with The Duke sparkling in the background. There are Christmas trees in the foreground, draped with lights and decorations glistening against the snow. We love this special image and think it will make the perfect card for your family and friends. Our brand new Christmas cards are now for sale at our reception for £2.00 each. They are perfect for those of you looking for something unique and would ...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Wednesday 16th November, 2016|Category: News
We are fast approaching the festive season, which is our favourite time of year here at The Duke! Plymouth has pulled out all the stops to ensure that this is a Christmas to remember! And the magic begins tomorrow… Plymouth City Centre The Christmas Light switch on is one of the most highly anticipated events in Plymouth’s calendar taking place tomorrow (Thursday 17th November). Crowds gather to witness the moment when the button is pressed and Plymouth is lit up in a spectacular fashion, this year that privilege will fall to a member of the community who has made a difference, this seems in perfect keeping with the true meaning of the season! There will be ...

Do your thing for Children in Need

Monday 14th November, 2016|Category: News
The following information was provided by the team at the Royal William Yard, for more information please click here. BBC’s Children In Need will be broadcast live from Royal William Yard, Plymouth on Nov 18, thanks to the BBC’s Victoria Graham, who lives at The Yard. Please come down and join in the fun and raise some money for a VERY good cause – and use info below to share with your networks. To find out what’s happening, follow @royalwilliamyd or go to www.royalwilliamyard.com. November 7th 2016 The Royal William Yard in Plymouth will play host to the BBC Children in Need fundraising spectacular this year, on Nov 18, from 6pm. There’ll be everything from market stalls to ...

Remembrance Sunday

Thursday 10th November, 2016|Category: News
The following information was taken from the Visit Plymouth website, please click here for more details. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort Councillor Brian Vincent will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts. A two-minute silence will take place at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am. The Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay a wreath, followed by the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), Flag Officer Sea Training ...
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