A hotel in Broadstairs that champions the training and development of hospitality youngsters has now been given a four star rating as part of Visit England’s Quality Assurance scheme.
The Yarrow, which is owned and operated by Broadstairs College, has become part of a small number of four-star rated hotels in Thanet, less than two years after it first opened its doors.
The hotel was previously rated three stars.
Hotel manager, James Redshaw said: “Ever since we opened the hotel, we have aspired to be four-star hotel, so to have now received this accolade is fantastic for our staff who work so hard to deliver the best possible service to our customers.”
Redshaw continued: “It’s brilliant news to have a four-star rated hotel in Broadstairs for the people of Thanet, as it means we’ll be more likely to bring in tourism, and contribute more to our local economy.”
Broadstairs College has a good reputation for its catering and hospitality courses and two years decided to develop the hotel to ensure its students got to hone their craft in a commercial environment.
Redshaw said: “It’s wonderful to have this resource to help ensure a steady supply of high quality, skilled hospitality staff into the local economy. There’s a huge skills gap in tourism related service sector, and The Yarrow is helping to ensure these industries get the employees they need to continue to grow and flourish. The four-star rating adds to that, and highlights the quality of the students being trained in the hotel.”