Hotels Are Hooking Guests With Low Deals During Recession

The current recession has had a knock on effect on most businesses around the world.

Online PR News – 27-May-2009 – – The current recession has had a knock on effect on most businesses around the world.

Hotels especially were hit hard when businesses started cancelling travel and conference plans at hotels nationwide, weddings were being postponed till the following year, and short breaks were few and far between as people opted for weekends in front of the TV.

“As the economy slipped, the industry followed suit,” said Bill Crow, Senior Vice President of Equity Research at Raymond James and Associates. “This was also exacerbated by the negative publicity towards companies holding meetings. With 60 to 70 percent of business constituting business travel, that’s really what moves the needle.”

The sudden lack of interest has seen many hotels forced into getting creative with marketing special deals and packages, which work in favour of the customer.

And Barton Grange Hotel has taken these creative marketing deals to another level.

The Preston hotel has created a wide range of special offers to suit guests looking for hotel accommodation Preston, North West, a perfect wedding venue Preston for ‘the big day’ and conference packages to suit you and your businesses needs and requirements.

Accommodation for that perfect break away

Guests at Barton Grange Hotel can stay overnight Fridays and Sundays for a very special rate.

Subject to availability, guests can stay at the hotel in Preston overnight in one of their beautiful bedrooms for only £49.50 per person.

The offer includes a three course meal, plus coffee from the Specials Menu in our Walled Garden Bistro or an allowance of £18 against your selection from the a la carte menu.

Guests can also enjoy a hearty Full English Breakfast the following morning.

Guests can check in from 2pm and make full use of the swilling pool, sauna, whirlpool and gymnasium.

Alternatively, guests can visit the Preston Hotel’s very own Garden Centre, fun for all the family.

The hotel is situated in a beautiful location, with the Lancaster Canal running around it and the River Brock running through it.

Just two miles up the road, lies a farm shop and a narrow boat marina. Guests can treat themselves to an Executive Room for just £20 extra.

Perfect Wedding to Remember

The staff at Barton Grange Hotel pull out all the stops to make your day extra special.

The team will work closely with you to plan and prepare your perfect day, and will try to accommodate for all your needs and requirements.

To make the planning less stressful, the wedding venue, Preston has put together an exclusive All-Inclusive wedding package which may just prove the best choice for you and your partner for the big day.

The All-Inclusive offer is available in both ‘The Barton Grange Suite’ and the ‘Grange Room’.

The two banqueting rooms are both exceptional quality venues, both equally worthy of hosting your Wedding celebrations. Meticulously dressed with fine table linens and if you wish, your own personal touches, the team will create a truly impressive setting.

Whether it’s a smaller more intimate celebration in The Grange Room, or a larger Wedding banquet in the Barton Suite – our approach is always to give you a wedding celebration that is delivered with warmth, genuine friendliness and good humour.

The offer includes, three course wedding breakfast, drinks package, supper buffet, chair covers, complimentary executive room for the Bride and Groom.

Conferences for you and your business

The conference facilities at Barton Grange Hotel have accommodated for groups of people ranging from 2-300 people in number.

Their main conference suit has its own separate entrance with a foyer featuring reception desk, cloakroom and toilet facilities. There is also an additional area for registration and coffee/refreshments.

The conference suite is a flexible space with moveable sound-proofed screens. Each section of the suite is equipped with the very latest audio-visual equipment, with innovative ceiling-mounted screens and LCD projectors, and a brand new sound system together with a hearing loop.

This is backed up with a number of separate smaller meeting and syndicate rooms, to enable us to host all kinds of event – small meetings, training, conferences and even exhibitions.

There are a wide range of packages available to customers including, day packages which include morning tea/coffee and Danish pastries, mid morning tea/coffee and toasties and afternoon tea/coffee and cakes.

Our guests can upgrade their day package to, bacon on rolls upon arrival, afternoon “NRG” drinks and Ice Creams (Summer), LCD & Laptop, Executive Accommodation, Private Dinner, Dinner in their Award Winning “Healeys” restaurant.

All prices are given upon application.

For more information about the fantastic offers at Barton Grange Hotel and how they can help you plan your conference, wedding or weekend away, visit or call 01772 862551.


Barton Grange was built in 1900, as a country residence for Mr. John Healey, a Justice of the Peace and local cotton mill owner.

Just minutes from the M6 and with masses of free parking, getting to The Barton Grange Hotel in Preston is easy and hassle free. Once you’re there you’ll find The Walled Garden Bistro serving traditional wholesome dishes with a twist!

Business guests enjoy the luxury of free, high speed wireless internet access, excellent conference facilities and a team of staff well versed in meeting the demands of today’s corporate clients.

The Barton Grange Hotel
Garstang Road
Tel: 01772 862551
Fax: 01772 861267