Rezidor Announces Celebrity Mixologist to Visit the Park Inn Cardiff City Centre

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Thursday, November 3, 2011

BRUSSELS, November 4, 2011 -

Rezidor has announced that its employees will be trained in cocktail-making by BBC’s “Something for the Weekend” star and Maxxium UK Ltd.’s celebrity mixologist, Wayne Collins. The training will take place at the Park Inn Cardiff City Centre.

In addition to staff from its Cardiff Hotels, employees from all 3 Rezidor properties, including Park Inn and Radisson, will be present at the training.

Aside from his work on BBC’s “Something for the Weekend,” Wayne Collins has won numerous awards for his cocktail mixing skills, including the 2003/2004 Drinks International Bartender of the year. He also appears regularly on UK television where he consults on the art of cocktail-making.

Twenty staff members will receive a full day’s expert tuition from Collins, starting with a general overview of spirits and an introduction to Maxxium UK.  

He will be covering different spirit categories (i.e. whiskey, rum, vodka etc.) and will focus on the magnificent 7. With the 6 nations in mind, he will also cover some key Famous Grouse drinks. Collins will add a fun twist to the training by splitting staff into teams and getting them into the competitive mode by making cocktails to finish off.  

In regard to the training session, Collins emphasised the importance of quality ingredients. He said: “It’s always worth using the best ingredients to make a fantastic cocktail.”

Jo Eveleigh, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Park Inn Cardiff City Centre, expressed her excitement that, of all the Hotels in Cardiff, her workplace was chosen for this special training event. She said: “I cannot believe how lucky we are to have someone of Wayne’s calibre coming to the hotel. What a fantastic way to launch our new cocktail menu”


About The Rezidor Hotel Group:

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries. Its portfolio features Cardiff Accommodation which includes Hotels in Cardiff city centre.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

PR Contact:
Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
B-1130 Brüssel


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