Hotel Accommodations in Gloucestershire for a Magical Break

Blessed with stunning scenic splendor and enchanting small towns and villages, Gloucestershire is one of the English counties that attract tourists from all over the world. The city is steeped in Royal History and boasts a unique blend of historic sites and interesting attractions. Cotswold Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Vales of Severn and Berkeley are the major tourist locations here. If you are planning a relaxing vacation with your family and loved ones to this paradise on earth accommodation requirement will not pose a major problem. There are plenty of hotel, family-run guest house and B&B accommodations available in Gloucestershire to suit varying tastes and budget choices.

Unwind yourself in a Cozy Hotel in Gloucestershire
Most of the major hotels boast the advantage of scenic locations offering an ideal setting for a memorable stay. Eternal joy can be achieved by staying in a hotel in Gloucestershire that overlooks the dreamy wilderness of the surrounding Forest of Dean. A good number of Gloucester hotels feature delightful and finely appointed bedrooms full of character.

Some of the rustic charm-inspired hotels feature magnificent and distinctive antiquities and furnishings. Some of the very old farm houses and manor houses have been sympathetically refurbished into luxury hotels without spoiling their intrinsic rustic beauty. Warm soft furnishings offer the much desired tranquil atmosphere complimenting the stunning views outside from the picture windows. The entire ambience is enhanced by the intelligent use of natural colors and supple lighting. Traditional features are merged perfectly with contemporary furnishing. These elements are sure to offer breathtaking environment for a romantic weekend that you were longing for.

Since finding a suitable parking lot in Gloucestershire is not an easy task, most of the hotels offer free parking facilities. Decide on the places you are going to explore and select a hotel in the walking distance of that location. You can park your car in the hotel itself and go for a leisurely walk. Luxury hotels offer en suite facilities, conference rooms, business centers, spas, hot pools, leisure clubs, gyms, whirlpool baths etc. Alfresco dining on the terraces allows you to have a perfect summer holiday by staying in a hotel in Gloucestershire.

Finding a hotel in Gloucestershire that combines reasonable level of quality with genuine good value is not a difficult task. Staying in a comfortable hotel in Gloucestershire is the regarded as the best option to explore the surrounding stunning locations such as the Cotswolds.

How Does a Destination Wedding Planner Choose Vendors?

Talent. Vendors. Services. When you use a destination wedding planner you will usually depend upon them to make recommendations and hire the vendors that will provide various services.

So then, what do they look at when they decide who to recommend?

Some companies do everything in-house. While some are very good, others are not and hire people for price, not talent. They could be maximizing their profit at your expense. Everybody is different and that includes destination wedding planners. So I will explain my evaluation process.

1. Do they do what they do well? If it’s a photographer, are the pictures good? But this is the easy part.

2. Are they professional? Do they have the insurance that they need? Do they show up at or before the appointed time? Are they dressed appropriately? If somebody has multiple navel piercings I don’t really care. Unless I can count them when they are working. A professional appearance matters.

3. And possibly the most important. Do they play well with other children? It’s vitally important that everybody who is providing a service have the overall success of the event as their goal and not just their part of it. This means that everybody is working together and it makes a huge difference. It makes the behind the scene atmosphere pleasant and people are happy to be there working. The client may not notice it consciously but it does show.

It’s up to the wedding planner to make sure that the vendors know just what is expected of them. And, if there is a problem, to deal with it gracefully.

There are a few things that will immediately take a vendor off of my list. Let me rephrase that. There is one thing but it can take different forms. The word is attitude. I think everybody has had the experience of going into a restaurant and sensing that something isn’t quite right. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but it’s there.

A bad attitude can show itself many ways. There’s the prima donna; the vendor that thinks he or she is so good that it’s all about them. Wrong. It’s all about you and your wedding.

Then there’s the snippy attitude, often servers show this, and it spreads faster than cholera. It only takes one person to upset everybody else and it shouldn’t be tolerated.

Each person involved in your wedding should be happy to be there and happy to work together. If they are, they will go the extra mile. And I insist on the extra mile. So should you.

The Culture Interview

Interviewing for new positions or open positions in the company can be an arduous task. Whether it is to fill an existing role or a new position, or to meet an internal or external candidate, the same attention needs to be paid to a very specific detail – company culture.

What is culture? In any company, culture is the way the organization and the players in the organization behave. Culture is how behaviour lines up with values. Culture is propagated by storytelling, passing along information, sharing experiences. An organization and its leaders recognize the behaviour of values and share honestly with their people if they are off the tracks. Leadership is examples, living the culture and modeling the way. It is essential when bringing candidates into the organization that they can fit into the culture and enhance it with their presence.

When preparing to interview, look over the role requirements, the candidate’s history and the experience they bring with them. Questions to prepare can have a somewhat standardized format for all candidates because the questions that follow the original one will lead to more information.

Role requirements are critical to understand. Not only the physical work, also the mental work, leadership and management that will be required. When reviewing this information, having the candidate qualifications nearby can be helpful. This can be part of the question formulation process.

Questions need to include the words that are prevalent in the organization. Every company has a “lingo” of its own. Using this lingo helps the candidate understand the necessary participation and engagement that will be required to be successful in the position. With external candidates, using and defining the lingo can be helpful, providing the candidate with more company information.

Initial questions lead to more in depth behavioural questions. Looking for explanations as to why something occurred or was reacted to in a certain way or how results were obtained can help both the interviewer and the candidate Find common ground.

Many forms of interview processes can reflect the culture. A high team-involved company would benefit from using team interviewing. A highly customer focused company such as a retailer would benefit from seeing the candidate in action, selling on the sales floor or even merchandising. Just as a journalist would be required to show a portfolio, any other candidate can be put through their role in order to see how they would act/react in the organization. This provides the organization with a clearer view of what they will be getting in terms of performance in the future.

After the interview is completed, asking for any culture-based questions can help clarify a potential fit both the organization and the candidate. The candidate should leave with a clear understanding of whether they would be able to work in that company for the rest of their career. That fit would make the difference.