‘Back To The Floor Three’ Raises £92,000 For Hospitality ActionFollowing the success of Back to the Floor 1 and 2 key figures from the hospitality industry went “Back to the Floor” for a third time on Friday 7th April at the five star Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. This unique fundraising dinner raised a fantastic £92,000 for those in need across the hospitality industry. The evening saw Danny Pecorelli of Exclusive Hotels & Venues, Advisor and Consultant Philip Newman-Hall, Jonathan Raggett of Red Carnation hotels and Stuart Bowery of Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel amongst the star waiters of the evening testing their silver service skills. Guest sommeliers included Peter Ducker of the Institute of Hospitality and Giovanna Grossi of AA Hotel Services who also had their work cut out for them serving over 370 guests.
Stuart Bowery, General Manager, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel says: “The Great Room at Grosvenor House has certainly seen its fair share of unusual and prestigious events over the years but I can certainly say The Great Room has never seen anything like this! I jumped at the chance to host Back to the Floor 3 for Hospitality Action in their 180th birthday year. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and who took part in the evening’s fun, we couldn’t have done it without you.”
Advisor and Consultant Philip Newman-Hall says: “When Danny Pecorelli and I developed the idea of Back to the Floor over five years ago we could not have imagined that in 2017 we would have waited on nearly 400 guests in The Great Room at Grosvenor House. The combined total of all three Back to the Floor events is over £170,000 I cannot tell you how happy I am to have played a part in helping to raise such a great sum of money for a cause as worthy as Hospitality Action.”
Penny Moore, Chief Executive, Hospitality Action says: “My sincere thanks to everyone who made Back to the Floor 3 such a triumph, especially to Stuart Bowery and the entire team at Grosvenor House. Without them the evening simply would not have been possible. The great lengths Stuart and his team went to to ensure as much money as possible was raised for Hospitality Action is utterly amazing. I would also like to thank Lanson International who were so generous with their Champagne donation and to Hatch Mansfield who so kindly donated the wine. Thank you to all those who donated prizes and gave up their time to be a waiter or a sommelier. I know how hard everyone works in their day jobs running the most prestigious hotels across the UK. We really are indebted to you and the great efforts you have gone to for Hospitality Action in our 180th birthday year.”