British Sandwich Week


So this week has been British Sandwich week! And who doesn’t love a sandwich?!

Oxford English Dictionary defines a sandwich as “an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.” Seems like a simple enough concept. So, who came up with this innovative way of serving food? While I’m sure the Earl of Sandwich would like all the credit, the true history of the sandwich goes back much further.

Most of us have heard of the fourth Earl of Sandwich, otherwise known as John Montagu. In the late 1700’s, French writer Pierre-Jean Grosley recounted his observations of English life in a book called Londres (translated to English under the name A Tour to London). In the book, a few lines were written that forever tied this food invention to the Earl of Sandwich:

A minister of state passed four and twenty hours at a public gaming-table, so absorpt in play, that, during the whole time, he had no subsistence but a piece of beef, between two slices of toasted bread, which he eat without ever quitting the game. This new dish grew highly in vogue, during my residence in London; it was called by the name of the minister who invented it.

While it is not clear if this anecdote is completely true, the book gained popularity and the story took hold. Soon the name was official—when you ate two pieces of bread with something in the middle, you were eating a “sandwich.”

To celebrate have put together our top 5 Favourite Sandwiches and wraps!


  1. Suites Hotel Club Sandwich!

One of our most popular sandwiches!


This consists of 3 slices of bread toasted and filled with chicken, bacon, tomato, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise!

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All for £8.45!

  1. Our Steak & Oyster Sauce Baguette


Filled with hot slices of rump steak in oyster sauce, sliced peppers onions and mushrooms

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  1. Honey Roast Ham and Pickle, Triple Decker Sandwiches

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  1. Chicken Teriyaki Wrap

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Strips of chicken in Teriyaki sauce with lettuce, cucumber and sliced peppers


  1. Our Vegetarian Tomato, Mozzarella and pesto Triple Decker Sandwich!



All our sandwiches are served with salad garnish, crudités, tortilla chips and a choice of dips! Wraps include crunchy homemade coleslaw!

Why not come and enjoy our sandwiches or wraps from our Munch Lunch menu in our Handleys Brasserie?

Whats your favourite sandwich we would love to know!

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Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business @ Suites Hotel Knowsley 2015 – Were You There?


Over 100 people attended the Grow Your Business event last week at Suites Hotel.

The event highlighted the specialist consultancy support delivered to Knowsley businesses during the past two years, through the Merseyside Business Support Programme (MBSP).22

Guest speakers included Lynsey Merryweather, HR Manager at Clarke Energy and Pat Milligan, HR Manager at Abbey Engineering who shared their experiences of managing growth in their organisations.


Alan Seeley, HR Manager at Getrag and Chairman of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, hosted the event.


Christina Ashworth a Change Specialist who has worked with businesses in Knowsley as part of MBSP also presented. Giving her views and experiences of developing businesses.


The Grow Your Business events are an important way for Knowsley businesses to engage with each other and to access any support they may need resulting in further investment and in the growth of the Knowsley economy.


It coincided with Knowsley becoming the first local authority in the Liverpool City Region to achieve its target on the MBSP programme with over 200 Knowsley based businesses receiving consultancy.

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This extremely effective programme will stop delivery this summer but there is a last chance for Knowsley businesses to take advantage of the support.


The event was a huge success with numerous businesses in Knowsley attending.

Want to hold a conference?

We love doing business. Our meeting rooms can accommodate from 2-300 delegates they are beautifully designed with unique surroundings and provide delegates and guests with a professional yet comfortable environment in which to achieve the day’s goals, along with a dedicated team who provide the highest level of customer service.

All individual rooms include:

  • Air Conditioning and atmospheric control
  • Natural Daylight
  • Screens and flip charts
  • Free Wi-Fi

We can also provide you with:

  • Photocopying and faxing
  • Secretarial and Translation Services (reservation required)
  • Laptop and additional IT equipment hire

For more information contact us here 0151 549 2222
Or email

Karm Candles @ The Spa Suites Hotel

If you have visited our The Spa  @ Suites Hotel you would have smelt the divine and invigorating fragrances throughout creating an indulgent atmosphere and relaxing experience.

We are proud to announce we are partners with Karm Candles, who produce some of the finest handmade aromatherapy candles on the market.


Aromatherapy is an alternative approach to helping the mind, body, and spirit through the use of essential oils and fragrances to create an atmosphere and stimulate the senses. Science and research has shown that many moods and negative emotions can be lifted due to the fragrances or scents that are introduced into the environment.


Such “Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, has found that certain scents produce changes in blood pressure and other physiological responses comparable to those achieved through meditation, a standard relaxation technique used to help people deal with stress.”

So how does aromatherapy set itself aside from an ordinary candle you may ask?

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Aromatherapy goes back by around 5000 years to the ancient Egyptians who used essential oils in baths, massages, and the embalming process. When lit can trigger reactions within the body to relieve stress, enhance mental clarity and concentration. By understanding the different aromatherapy properties connected to various scents, you can choose scented candles that will have the desired or intended effect. Humans are naturally drawn to things that smell good and make us feel good.

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Karm candles are passionate and committed to continuing the traditional craft of candle making, investing time, imagination and resources in producing some of the finest handmade aromatherapy candles on the market, using only the finest natural wax blends and essential oils which benefit both you and Mother Nature. However, cheaper candles containing paraffin can have the opposite effect releasing toxins and chemicals into the atmosphere.

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All of Karm’s luxury candles are hand poured in England, and every single scented candle made is extensively tested to ensure it creates the perfect wax pool and delivers the greatest scent throw. Because no two fragrances burn in exactly the same way, Karm custom-blend their waxes for specific scents, and then select the ideal wick for each specific wax and scent combination.

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So what is the perfect scent for you?

Toffee and sweet maple syrup lead into a heart of brown sugar cane, grated nutmeg and a wisp of dark cocoa bean. Base notes of warm chestnut, calming clary sage and buttery vanilla.

Lemon marmalade and juicy ripe oranges lead to invigorating citronella with a hint of clean eucalyptus. Base notes of forest fir cones complete this exceptional fragrance.

Top notes of deliciously smooth vanilla infused with caramel syrup, and then down into a light sweet musk and tonka bean base with just a hint of lavender.

Top notes of pink striped candy lead us into a heart of creamy jasmine and soft ylang blooms. A hint of seaside rock before the fragrance dries down to a bed of soft golden amber and white woods, all encased in in sweet, warm vanilla.

Brilliant orange sunsets illuminate the fragrance with fresh mint reminiscent of a crisp autumn night. Rose petals unfurl with a hue of bitter rouge, entangled with green geranium stems and delicate neroli leaves. From the base, clove tantalises the mellowing warmth of sandalwood, to create a luxurious calm.

The fragrance opens with sublime powdery mandarin oranges combined with coriander, clove buds and baby bell peppers. Floral heart notes abound to create a timelessly feminine bouquet of sparkling jasmine.

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Come and browse our selection on fragrances at The Spa @ Suites Hotel, Knowsley.

Similar to Karm Candles we are also an independent company. Both Karm Candles and The Spa take that extra bit of time for detail and care into everything we do.

Be in the chance of winning Karm candles AMORE Collection!

The AMORE collection is Sweet and elegant.


Top notes of pink striped candy lead us into a heart of creamy jasmine and soft ylang blooms. A hint of seaside rock before the fragrance dries down to a bed of soft golden amber and white woods, all encased in in sweet, warm vanilla.

Visit our Facebook page and enter our competition!


To book a spa day, call 0151 549 5400

What’s your favourite scent?! Tweet us @SuitesSpa


Suites Hotel are getting funny for money this Red Nose Day!


It’s definitely been cold this February but who else is starting to see more red noses than usual?!

That’s right. Its Red Nose Day 13th March! Have you got your red nose yet?

Today our Rose Nose Day starter pack came in the post!

@Suites Hotel we want to get involved in raising as much money as possible for Comic Relief! So we have set ourselves a challenge to reach £250! And how are we going to do that?!

With your help of course! And a few funny faces 😉

At Suites Hotel Friday 13th March everyone is getting dressed up in fancy dress, funny hair and EXTREME make up! At the end of the day we will post our top 5 fancy dress and it will be down to YOU to pick who should be crowned ‘Suites Hotels Red Nose Day Champ’!


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Red Nose Day is a great event which brings the nation together for a fun filled day to help raise money and change lives. Including Celebrities enduring challenges such as Mark Watsons 27 Hour Comedy Marathon, The Great Comic Relief Bake Off, Dermots Dance Day, Danceathon and the list continues!

If you are a British Bake Off Fan then you will have been enjoying watching celebrities like Johnathon Ross who when in doubt baking add more booze – That sounds like a good idea to me. To Gok Wan, Jennifer Saunders, Abbey Clancey’s, fabulous Dame Edna and many more!

Red Nose Day has been going since 1988 and has changed the lives of millions!

Since the last Red Nose Day, Comic Relief has spent £99 million helping over 12 million people – this includes money raised through Red Nose Day, Sport Relief and other fundraising!

Here a just a few examples of what previous donations have achieved!

  • Between 1999 – 2008 the number of children attended school in sub-Saharan Africa increased by 46.5million!
  • The number of new infections of HIV in Africa dropped by 21% between 1997 and 2010!
  • Since 2000, the number of people dying from malaria across Africa has fallen by a third!
  • In 2009 Comic Relief distributed 600,000 mosquito nets to 234,591 households in mid-western regions of Uganda!



In 2012 thanks for the Time To Change campaign, 1.5 million people in England said that their attitude towards mental health has changed.

  • Since 1998, Comic Relief has helped over 120,000 young people at risk of or who have experience sexual exploitation or trafficking!
  • We’ve funded over 17,000 projects across the UK since Comic Relief began in 1985, supporting people living incredibly tough lives all around the country. 
  • Comic Relief helped to establish the National Domestic Violence Helpline, which has received over 1.5 million calls since 2003!



Comic Relief is making a massive change to millions of lives! So what will your donations do?!

£15 could pay for six mosquito nets, to protect 6 children in Uganda from contracting life-threatening malaria while they sleep.
£25 could pay for a sport session in the UK for a group of disadvantaged young people, keeping them safe & off the streets.
£50 could pay for a girl, living in a Kenyan slum, to do an apprenticeship and gain vital, life-changing skills and knowledge.

Please sponsor us and help us beat our target, raise money for comic relief and get dressed up!

Please click the link below to be taken to our sponsor page!

From everyone @ The Suites Hotel… THANK YOU!

Don’t forget on Red Nose Day 13th March you get to rate the best fancy dress!

@SuitesHotel @SuitesSpa

Our Therapists MUST haves @ The Spa @SuitesSpa

This weeks blog at our luxury 5 star Spa @ Suites Hotel we put our therapists trained to worldwide leading standards to test.

‘What item is a MUST for you if you can ONLY choose ONE?’
This was a tough decision for our Spa therapists to choose only one product from our Luxury Decleor and exclusive Carita. So what did they choose?

Our Spa manager Dee chose Decleors Award winning and best seller Prolagene gel £36

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Carita – Where it all began



Want to look and feel great this Christmas? THE SPA @ SUITES HOTEL  is here to help.

In September Suites Hotel opened an exclusive Spa offering the ultimate in opulence and indulgence. Our new spa is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Everything you could possibly ask for in luxurious pampering in stunning new surroundings. A variety of treatments and packages have been created with Decléor and Carita, perfect for any occasion.

Carita has been synonymous with luxury and youthful beauty for 70 radiant years, being one of the best kept secrets of many celebrities.

Carita today represents unostentatious glamour, marked by refinement sophistication and simplicity present within the texture and substance of its products. The Spa @ Suites Hotel are proud to be the only spa in Liverpool, Merseyside that provide the opulence of Carita.


Carita is an anti-ageing specialist based on cutting-edge, avant-garde technology, demonstrating its originality with its Global beauty concept – face, body and hair.

But what is the history behind this exclusive luxury brand Carita?

It all began over 70 years ago with two visionary sisters, Maria and Rosy Carita. Over turning the conventional beauty ideals, they were able to develop innovative and unique products. In 1945 they set up their salon at 5 Rue du Faubourg St Honore, before creating the legendary setting of The House of Beauty at 11 rue du Fauborug St Honore,  becoming the leading female hairstylists in Paris.


Very quickly, their creativity and daring led them to collaborate with the young avant-garde fashion designers of the age, the future top names in French Haute Couture. Their expertise and flair won over the stars in search of something innovative.

Carita sisters have bestowed a unique, intact heritage: a beauty brand of global repute, whose conceptual originality lies in the perfect combination of luxury, femininity and the skill of top beauty professionals.

Carita Cinetic

Cinetic Lift is a revolution to non-surgical anti-aging.

Cinetic Lift Expert is the result of Caritas unique expertise in micro-currents, developed over a period of more than 20 years, combined with new technologies such as luminotheraphy and ultrasonic micromassage as well as new accessories to deliver a sensation of wellbeing exceptional performance and visible and lasting results on the skin and the scalp.

The alternative to cosmetic surgery. The exclusive combination of Microcurrents, ultrasound & LED futuristic technologies, for dramatic visible results after just 1 treatment. Tailored expert solutions dedicated to individual skin concerns, Cinetic treatments truly deliver the ultimate results in correcting, lifting and firming.
@Suites Spa we have a number of treatments with the renowned Cinetic Lift to make your skin feel and look renewed this Christmas.

Precious Diamond Treatment

With a fusion of plants and diamonds this exquisite luxurious treatment uses unprecented products which contain a fusion of plants and diamonds to stimulate cell renewal and prolong the youth of the skin with a  new lease of life. Intensely transformed skin is deeply regenerated and visibly flawless, firmer with ultimate clarity and luminosity. A truly unforgettable experience that finishes with a glass of champagne and some tasty trust served in our Relaxation Suites. * Courses available, please ask a member of the spa team for more details.

Treatments 1hr 45 mins £145

Reawaken skins youthfulness and recapture its vitality. With this truly radiance inducing treatme4nt which leaves the fascial contours fiemr and even toned thanks to CARITA bespoke anti-aging massage techniques and Mineral Gold which leaves the skin glowing. With a glass of champagne and some tasty treats served to you in our Relaxation Suites. * Courses available, please ask a member of the spa team for more details.

Teatment 1 hr 45 mins £115



With a fusion of plants and diamonds a powerful luxurious eye treatment, to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as eliminate dark circles and puffiness. Transform and reawaken the eye contour with a new lease of sparkle. Finishing with a glass of champagne and some tasty treats served to you in our Relaxation Suite. *Courses available, please ask a member of the spa team for more details.

Treatment 45 mins. £55

Treating all signs and stages of ageing




Good for ages 25+. This comprehensive anti-wrinkle treatment offers a multi-dimensional approach to conquer all types of wrinkles. The skin is left luminous radiant, visibly rejuvenated and glowing with health. A truly unforgettable experience that finishes with a glass of fizz and some taste treats served to you in our Relaxation Suite.
treatment 1 hr 45 mins £99



Good for ages 35+. A deeply relaxing blend of massage techniques combined with renowned anti-ageing products ensuring intensive revitalising results. Immediately the skin appears visibly firer with radiance and shimmering with youth. A truly unforgettable experience that finishes with a glass of fizz and some tasty treats served to you in our Relaxation Suite.

Treatment 1hr 45 mins


Come and visit our brand new ultimate luxury spa and enjoy our exclusive Carita with our therapists trained to worldwide leading standards.

Look and feel great this Christmas.

Call our spa today, 0151 549 5400

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Sweet Mince Meat Filo Parcel

@SUITESHOTEL we are all feeling very festive!

We hope everyone is enjoying our FREE MINCE MEAT FILO PARCELS with every COFFEE in our lounge!

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. With Christmas Advent Calendars being opened (or have already been eaten), decorations going up and lots of great Christmas party events beginning throughout our hotel! This also includes our profound love of mince pies with a whopping 370 million mince pies being purchased from UK Supermarkets every Christmas!


Interestingly enough we all love our small British fruit based mince pies but not many of us actually know much about them! So what is the history behind our beloved festive treats?

Mince Pies are traceable back to the 11th Century. The early mince pie was known by several names including Mutton pie, Shred pie and Christmas pie! Typically its ingredients were a mixture of minced meat, suet, a range of fruits, and spice such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Mixing animal products with fruit and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg became popular in the medieval period , when returning Crusaders introduced new flavours to British kitchens, it was also of course a thrifty way of making a little mince go further. It was also a particular favourite for Henry VII. Mince Pies were a statement of class and hierarchy.


The meat used to fill these comforting pies ranged from rabbit to mutton and everything in-between. However, many 16th century recipes for Neat or Beef tongue. By the mid-Victorian period, meat fillings became less common.  The modern mince pie now consists of no meat just raisins, cherries, candied peels, apricots and currents and spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon is added and alcohol with sugar.


It is a tradition to make a wish before eating a mince pie. Mine would be to have another one!

The popularity of mince-pies is astounding and will fill many of our dinner tables, yet even the best machine-made pies cannot compare with a well-filled hand-made one. @SUITES HOTEL we like to spoil our guests. Ours are not only hand-made with fresh fruit but are also luxurious ‘moneybag’ filo parcels!

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When you try one of our Sweet Mince Filo Parcels, you will experience a crunchy texture filled with a refreshing burst of fruit and spices.

Come and enjoy a FREE HOMEMADE SWEET MINCE FILO PARCEL with every coffee ordered at our lounge!

Let us know what you thought of your FREE Sweet Mince Filo Parcel @SUITES HOTEL.
What your favourite Mince Pie filling?  What should we blog about next?
Message us any ideas! We love any feedback!

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Suites Hotel Bollinger Bar


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Our 4 star Suites Hotel prides itself on nothing more than excellence, luxury and the ultimate customer experience. Of all the top champagne houses, Bollinger is the most distinguished with not only luxury and elegance, but character and complexity. Therefore, what better way to give our residents the best experience than to have a Bollinger Bar in our hotel?

Bollinger is closely associated with Britain, given a Royal warrant by Queen Victoria in 1884. Other ties include James Bond, King James VII and the official champagne of England Ruby. Even whilst Bollinger has developed into an International brand, the UK is still it’s biggest importer. Proud to be an independent business, Bollinger pride themselves on superior high standards and quality.

So what is the history behind Bollinger?

The house was founded in Ay in 1829 by aristocrat Athanse de Villermont with two experts in wine Joseph Bollinger a traveling German and Paul Renaudin. Renaudin soon left the firm, however, Bollinger married ade Villermonth and expanded the business rapidly. Through the phylloxera crisis, the turmoil of the Great War, the difficulties of the recession and the Second World War the business continued to grow. During World War II, widowed Madame Lily Bollinger took charge of the house. Her sheer determination to expand and development the business was shown throughout the Allied Bombardments, sleeping in the cellar, including the American raid of August 10th 1944, which destroyed a third of Ay. Madame Bollinger developed the business buying prime vineyards in Ay, Grauves, Bisseuil and Chamviosy bringing the estate up to 440 acres.


These vineyards were able to give the edge over its competitors, supplying itself with over a third of the company’s needs.  Madam Bollinger was a perfectionist and innovative business woman. Madam Bollinger was the driving force behind the unique original Bollinger R.D Cuvee. In 1865, Bollinger became one of the first merchants to ship a drier style of Champagne to England and in 1870 to the United States. Lilly Bollinger is well respected for successfully expanding the Champagnes house’s share of marketing whilst concentrating on the quality and tradition of the wines. She is well remembered for her statement;

“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am; otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.”

Lilly Managed Bollinger until 1971, when her nephews Claude d’Hautefeuille and Christian Bizot succeeded her.

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Bollinger was modernised under the direction of Claude d’Hautefeuille, then handed down in 1994 to Bollinger’s Great-Great Grandson Ghislain de Monogolfier. Being a descendant of the founder of Bollinger Champagne, he continues to produce high quality champagnes whilst up keeping the Bollinger independent spirit.

Recently in 2008, for the first time since the creation of Bollinger, Ghislain de Mont Golfier placed the future of his family business to a chairman not related. Jerome Philipon, originally from a champagne background, however also having an extensive and successful career with large industrial groups. With the family maintaining the traditional expertise they are now able to incorporate the best technologies to both further develop the brand, in terms of quality and commercial growth.

So what makes the Bollinger House Estate different?

One thing that sets Bollinger apart from any other Champagne is the House’s 164 hectares planted with 85% of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vines. Bollinger is one of the very few champagne Houses to product a third of its own grapes for their blends. Bollinger only use the highest quality grapes from the first pressing, resulting in an excellent must.

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 Another distinctive feature is the vines that are entirely tended by hand and reproduced using a form of layering called provignage, providing the means to preserve this extraordinary heritage.

Bollinger’s constant strive for perfection is also apparent in their wisdom to know when dealing with wines that time is magic. Time essentially magnifies the aromas of each wine, strengthening their character; it is a key factor to Bollinger’s philosophy. Gilles Descotes is the Bollinger’s cellar master who observers the wines from each cru and each plot, chooses only the finest wines to be vinified in old oak casks, a practice which has almost disappeared in the champagne production. The micro-oxygenation process delicately reveals the wines complexity and gives them an astonishing capacity for aging.

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After the production of the winemaking, the excellence and devotion to detail certainly does not rest there. Every cork stopper is carried out by hand. Bollinger allows the bottles to rest for three months after disgorging to give the wine the time it desires to stabilise.
Labelled and packaged, they are finally ready to be shipped to clients all around the world.

At Suites Hotel we provide a variety of the top Bollinger Champagnes.

Bollinger Brut Special
This is the icon among non-vintage champagnes!
Special Cuvee is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, including some aged in magnums for more than 15 years in Bollinger’s cellars.
We recommend you enjoy Special Cuvee with friends for a simple but meaningful moment. It’s a champagne ‘we give to the people we love and who love nice things’.
Made up of a blend of:
60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier.
Over 85% Grands and Premier crus

Bollinger Rose
– ‘Fresh as a rose, balanced as a Bollinger’
This Rose is able to demonstrate the unique blending and red-winemaking skills: a true alchemy, a very technical wine.
Bollinger Rose was created in 2008.
Made up of a blend of:
62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnary, 14% Meunier
Only 5 to 6% red wine added due to its power.
Over 85% Grands and Premier Crus

Ayala Champagne Brut
The perfect example of the House’s fresher and elegant style.
Brut Majeure is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great historic House. Extended ageing in our cellars and a law dosage make this wine suitable for any occasions.
Made up of a blend of:
45% Pinot Nori, 30% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Menuier

Ayala Rose
The House of Ayala was one of the elite founding members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques de Champagne and was purchased by Bollinger in 2005.
This Rosé Champagne has beautiful delicate cherry colour with a copper hue. A fine and delicate mouse with aromas of berries, cherries and spice. It is well balanced with a rich, fresh, long lasting finish. Ayala Rose is made up of a blend of:
51% Chardonnary, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier,
9% still red wine from Mareuil-sur-AC


Why not pop into our Brand new Luxury Suites Spa @Suites Hotel for our Fizz Friday Spa package?

Arrive at 5pm from work, sit with your friends and letthe week melt away with a glass of Bollinger.
Relax in our nail suite, catch up with the girls and enjoy a heavenly hand massage and a file and Vinylux polish of your choice, finished with a fondue of your choice!
All this for only £30, minimum of 2 ladies. 


Or you could pop into our SUITES Hotel’s Bollinger Bar and enjoy a glass of Champagne?

Bollinger Brut Special, Glass £12.95 Bottle, £65.00
Bollinger Rose, Glass £12.50, Bottle, £75.00
Ayala Champagne Brut, Glass, £7.50, Bottle, £38.00
Ayala Rose, Glass £9.50, Bottle, £48.00
Bollinger pride themselves on achieving pure excellence, independence and high standards. At SUITES HOTEL we are also an independent 4 star hotel. We pride ourselves on making sure every guest has an enjoyable unique and luxury experience. We care about our customers, staff and products we provide.

Why not let us know about your experience at our Suites Hotel?

Have you visited our brand new luxury Suites Spa @Suites Hotel or enjoyed our new Leisure Club @Suites Hotel?

We will be posting another blog on the 4th December, make sure you like our Facebook or Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on offers and events and also keep an eye out for our next blog!

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Tiramisu – A Cause for a Celebration.

So here it is! Our first blog and what better way to start it than talking about our ‘SUITES SIGNATURE TIRAMISU’ And why? Because Tiramisu is a dish for celebrations, to bring people together and a representation of all Italian cuisine.

This is a dish that provides pleasure above all else. Tiramisu is an internationally loved dish, the most popular among Italian desserts.


So what is Tiramisu?

Its popularity over the last three decades has resulted in Tiramisu adapting dishes such as cheese cakes, puddings, cakes and ice cream.

However the traditional version is a rich and elegant Italian dessert that is made by combining lady finger biscuits, espresso, mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, icing sugar, and vanilla. Through the grouping of these diverse ingredients, a profound yet sophisticated dish



The name ‘Tiramisu’ translates into ‘Pick-Me-up’. However, the reason why it got this name and the origins of Tiramisu creates some controversy.  Unlike other Italian dishes that have a lengthy culinary history, many claim this dish is relatively new, merely dating back to the 1970s. One account insists it was created in WW1 for the soldiers of war to give them energy to return home safely. Another account suggests it was created in 1971, in a restaurant called Le Beccherie, in Treviso. Besides the lack of knowledge of where this dish orientated from, it has become an internationally loved dish


One of the reasons this dish is so popular is the use of contrasting flavours. The delicate flavour of the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream and vanilla are contrasted with the subtle presence of sharp espresso and sweet cocoa powder. Brought together with the crunchy texture of the lady finger biscuits brings all the flavours and textures together creating a luxurious treat.

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This dish takes up to 15 minutes to make and is great for family occasions.


You can also enjoy it with some cream!


We love our ‘SUITES SIGNATURE TIRAMISU’ so much we offering free samples to anyone who wants to pop into our hotel for a treat! We will also be able to give you our recipe so you can make it at home!

We would also love you to send us your thoughts and comments on our dish and post pictures of your own Tiramisu on our Facebook wall or Twitter!

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