The Grand Brighton and Richmond Hill Hotel hold June Wellbeing Month to champion wellbeing in the meetings and events sector

The Grand Brighton and Richmond Hill Hotel hold June Wellbeing Month to champion wellbeing in the meetings and events sector

The Grand Brighton and sister property Richmond Hill Hotel have held a dedicated month of wellbeing activity, throughout June 2018. With the hospitality and events industry cited as one of the most stressful to work in, the hotels encouraged employees, industry peers and guests alike to take stock of current habits and find simple adjustments to improve wellbeing day to day.

Utilising social media, The Grand Brighton kicked off the campaign by releasing ‘digital mindfulness’ tips giving realistic and valuable advice on how to manage and become more aware of time spent online, without pressure to eliminate it altogether – something increasingly difficult in today’s tech-reliant society.

Clients and friends of the hotels were also treated to personal visits by the team, with deliveries of wellbeing treats including healthy fruit smoothies, complete with branded reusable metal straws. The deliveries also included mindfulness colouring sheets depicting some of Brighton’s and Richmond’s iconic landmarks and sights, exclusively designed by local Brighton illustrator Martha Mitchell.

Activities continued as The Grand Brighton organised a morning ‘runcierge’ event on Tuesday 12th June, inviting corporate guests to join wellbeing expert and event planner Helen Coles, as well as the hotel’s own head concierge Jon Burcham for a 45 minute running tour along Brighton seafront.  Runners on the day enjoyed tips on exercise and productivity from Helen, while taking in the Brighton sights.  Meanwhile in Richmond, delegates enjoyed an early morning walk in stunning Richmond Park.

Further activities included tips on ‘Time Well Spent’ from the teams, giving tailored advice on how to maximise breaks during conferences and meetings, making the most of the unique surroundings around each hotel in a variety of break-out timeframes.

Rachel Hutchinson, Hospitality Marketing Manager at The Grand Brighton commented: “We thoroughly enjoyed our June Wellbeing Month and it’s been fantastic to share our advice and resources, and hold events to spread the wellness message.

“It is so important to keep the wellbeing conversation going – not only in the industry but also as part of our daily routines – to ensure the pressures we can all feel at work and day to day don’t become unmanageable. While the month’s activities shine a spotlight on this focus, at both properties we ultimately strive to utilise our independent spirit and unique locations to encourage wellbeing best practice all year round.”

The Grand Brighton stands centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. With 13 flexible event spaces, the hotel is the perfect venue to conduct business by the sea.  Richmond Hill Hotel is a hidden gem just 7 miles from central London, offering an idyllic setting in which to conduct business and inspire productive off-site working.