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The Duke welcome Shekinah

Tuesday 8th March, 2016|Category: News
Today is International Women's Day and the women who attend Women's Space in association with Shekinah, The Eddystone Trust and Trevi House, are celebrating in style with a cream tea here at The Duke. Women's Space is about inspiring, supporting and empowering women to have a voice and move forward into achieving their full potential. We were more than happy to open our doors to these amazing ladies and provide a luxurious experience. Upon arrival the ladies were escorted into our restaurant and treated to tea and coffee with home-made scones, of course topped with jam and cream (controversial Cornwall style). They sat around tables and began talking to successful business women, who kindly took time out of their day to inspire the ladies, ...

Join our team

Monday 18th January, 2016|Category: News
How would you like to join our Award winning hotel and become part of our Events Team? We have an opportunity for a motivated person to become part of our Team as an Administration Assistant. The ideal candidate would have two years’ experience in an administrative role, however this is not essential as we offer training and development for those looking to take the next step forward in their career. This is an exciting chance to join a vibrant and busy office planning events of every kind with our Functions & Events Manager, supporting our Director of Marketing and Wedding Coordinator as well as playing a vital role in delivering the hotel’s Social Media strategy. Whilst this is a full time Monday – ...

Shackleton Celebration

Thursday 14th January, 2016|Category: Shackleton
More than 100 years ago the Endurance sank beneath the ice on the Weddell Sea, near Antarctica. Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent.  After Shackleton stayed at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel on 7th August 1914, the expedition left England and sailed via Buenos Aires and South Georgia before departing for the Antarctic on December 5. But early in the journey the ship and its 28-man crew became trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea.    ...

Princess Snowflake Ball

Friday 18th December, 2015|Category: News
On Sunday 13th December magical memories were captured in our Ballroom as the team from Upon a Wish hosted their Princess Snowflake Ball. Nearly 100 children attended two parties where they were greeted by every Disney Princess a little one could dream to meet! They enjoyed delicious party food, lots of exciting games, a magical story or two and the opportunity for some brilliant photographs capturing the day. (it looks like so much fun!)      If you are planning your little Prince or Princesses party next year do get in touch, we have a variety of rooms to suit every party ...

EXPLORING THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WORK!!

Tuesday 17th November, 2015|Category: News
Today we have been joined by two students from Kingsbridge Community College as part of Enterprise Week. It’s an opportunity for students to find out more about the work environment and consider what they  might like to do in the future. Milly and Lily asked to join our team for the day and we were delighted to give them a taste of the hospitality industry. Starting with a tour of the 72 bedroom hotel the girls were wow’ed by the four poster beds, impressed by the view from the tower and loved the sparkling chandelier in our restaurant. They experienced ...

We Won!

Friday 23rd October, 2015|Category: News
Last night we had the privilege to attend the City and Waterfront Awards at Plymouth Pavilions and we won our category! We feel truly honoured to have won Best Hotel! Thanks once again to everyone who gave us their vote and a huge thanks to every member of the team at The Duke for making this possible. Walter Combstock, Managing Director states: “It was a privilege to be involved with last night’s event. We are delighted to have won and will display our award with pride.” Jonathan Morcom, Director declares: “This is a real credit to all of ...

City and Waterfront Awards

Thursday 22nd October, 2015|Category: News
Tonight we are so proud to be attending the City and Waterfront Awards at Plymouth Pavilions as a finalist in the Best Hotel category. We would like to thank everyone who kindly voted for us, and we are thrilled to have reached this stage along with so many other fantastic businesses. We truly believe that Plymouth is a great place to live and work, and are keen to share our passion for the city with all of our guests. We have a fabulous calendar of events and with Christmas just around the corner, the city has much to celebrate. Whatever the outcome of tonight's glamorous black tie event, we are proud to be part of the celebrations and showcasing the talent that the ...

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AT THE DUKE

Wednesday 23rd September, 2015|Category: News
The Duke Wedding Collection: Live is all about experiencing the Duke and bringing together the very best suppliers for your big day. On Sunday 4th October we have great opportunities for you to take away some fantastic memories of the day to treasure forever. BOOKING A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE To book in for any of the experiences below please contact Toni on t.sharpe@thedukeofcornwall.co.uk with your name, contact number and the details of what you would like to book. Toni will then confirm bookings on a first come, first served basis. If you are not successful we will do our best to fit you in at another time. For an overview of the day click here. PHOTO SHOOT Liberty Pearl are working with the team at ...

Join us on Sunday 4th October for our Wedding Collection

Wednesday 16th September, 2015|Category: News
  On Sunday 4th October, we are proud to present the first ever Duke Wedding Collection: Live. This interactive, exciting wedding event will be like no other. We have handpicked the very best suppliers who will be offering a unique experience to our guests. With free entry, sensational special offers and fabulous freebies we hope to meet lots of couples, their parents, best friends and Great Aunts who can all enjoy a fantastic day out, which is sure to inspire. In the run up to the big day we will be revealing some of the suppliers you can look forward to meeting and what they’ll be offering on the day as ...

Chamber Awards

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015|Category: News
For the first time this year the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce have launched their own Awards. In August we received the exciting news that we have been shortlisted in the ‘Medium Business of the Year’ category, sponsored by Cornwall College Business. On Friday 18th September we will attend a Black Tie Event at the National Marine Aquarium. There are four great businesses up for the gong, as well as us there is GA Solicitors, Plymouth Science Park and the Real Ideas Organisation – all brilliant businesses in completely different ways. We are proud to be part of the first Awards event and wish every business nominated lots of luck. ...

Shackleton Room

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015|Category: Shackleton
Friday 7th August marked the 101st Anniversary since Shackleton set sail having stayed at the Duke.   To celebrate we created a themed room to mark the historical event. Room 313 is stylishly decorated and features images of his ship Endurance, some special books detailing the voyage and some memorabilia. We hope all guests will enjoying staying in this creative room and would like to thank Paul Davies and the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society for officially opening the room on the day. ...

Brand New Website

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015|Category: News
We Are Proud to Present Our Brand New Website!! September is the start of an exciting time at the Duke and it begins with the launch of our brand new website. We are thrilled with the end result which showcases the hotel in a way that it has never been seen before. We would like to say a huge thanks to Leon, Bill and the team at Kioo Media for creating such a beautiful website. Do take two minutes to view our new video, which not only celebrates all that we have to offer, but promotes the entire city, from Sutton Harbour and the Hoe, to Drake Circus and beyond. We love Plymouth and believe that the world is now appreciating how much our ...
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