One of the UK’s leading lifestyle hotel groups, Harbour Hotels, has joined the HBAA, the association for the events and hospitality industry.
Five hotels from the hotel group’s portfolio have become members including Guildford, Brighton, Bristol and Chichester Harbour Hotel and the soon-to-open Southampton Harbour Hotel.
The HBAA drives, promotes and models good business between its members. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement, making HBAA membership the mark of quality assurance for the sector. It operates a Code of Practice which assures best practice between agents, hotels and venues.
Mike Warren, managing director of Harbour Hotels, said: ‘‘We are delighted to have joined the HBAA, with membership covering our city properties. As the widely recognised standard for best practice and ethical working, HBAA membership is the mark of quality assurance for the sector. Our hotels have successfully met their criteria – ensuring the highest standards of service and facilities.
“Joining the HBAA will bring many benefits to our leading hospitality Group and we look forward to working more closely with Agency members showcasing our hotels. Becoming part of this highly regarded association increases our awareness within the industry and allows us to further build our Harbour Hotels brand.’’
Louise Goalen, chair of the HBAA said: “It’s great that Harbour Hotels has joined the HBAA. I’d like to welcome them to the association and look forward to meeting many of the team at our future member events.”
The HBAA has more than 300-member organisations including over 80-Agency and 225-venue members who work collaboratively in the accommodation, meetings and events sector.