Trade fair pays for historic hotel

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A historic Sheffield hotel has secured more than £70,000 of new business after bosses attended an international tourism trade fair.

Wortley Hall has taken its first block bookings for coach trip holidays after attending the Best of Britain and Ireland Exhibition in Birmingham earlier this year.

The eight midweek coach trips over the next 12 months will bring in an estimated £70,000 of trade and represent a new income stream for the hotel.

Wortley Hall was once home to the Earls of Wharncliffe and was sold to local socialists and transformed into a rural retreat for working people in the 1950s. It is now a thriving business – which retains its social values – and is a venue for weddings, conferences, meetings, training and special events.

General manager Johnathan da Rosa said: “We are delighted to put Wortley Hall on the map for UK coach tours for the first time and look forward to welcoming groups of guests from all over the country and overseas. These new midweek bookings perfectly complement our existing business.”