Now in our fourth year of our Commonwealth Games England (CGE) partnership we were delighted to host the Team England Olympic celebration event in Grange St. Paul’s City Sports Bar on Thursday 18th August 2016, held in celebration of the continuing success of Team GB at this year’s Olympic Games.
The eclectic collection of signed sporting memorabilia, many of British sporting heroes, on the walls of our City Sports Bar offered the perfect setting for the elite athletes, brought together by CGE Chairman, Ian Metcalfe along with directors of the national governing bodies and their sponsors.
Metcalfe gave an inspiring speech demonstrating the outstanding team work and positivity shown by all of the GB athletes in Rio and vowed that the Commonwealth Games 2018 will continue in the same vain as well as showcasing Britain’s young raw talent. It was fitting that the evening’s celebrations with CGE saw the tally of medals rise further during the Rio Olympics with Jade Jones and Liam Heath adding to the excitement.
The evening was well attended by many of England’s current stars including Commonwealth Weightlifting Champion - Zoe Smith, Ella Clark - England Netball and Great Britain Basketball player and fellow GB basketball team mate Azania Stewart.
Ian Metcalfe said of the evening, “We were delighted that the Grange St Paul’s were able to host us, our partners, friends and colleagues, for our evening of sporting celebration with Team England, where we watched our athletes inspire the nation. The venue was spectacular and we were very impressed with the exceptional high standards of the staff; all which contributed to a highly successful event. Our thanks go to Grange Hotels for all their support”.
The Commonwealth Games are held in the highest regard amongst the sporting bodies, elite athletes and fans throughout the world and is the single most accessible expression of the modern Commonwealth ideal, with 71 nations competing across all continents.
The CGE mission is to ‘unitethe commonwealth family through sport’. We, at Grange Hotels are delighted to be extending our support to CGE and wish them every success in 2018. Our dedication to making a long-term contribution to Great Britain’s sporting triumphs continues with our partnership with CGE allowing us to further enhance the values of successful collaboration through the power of sport.
About Grange Hotels
Grange Hotels are London’s leading independent hotel group. Accolades include ‘Best Small Hotel Company 2013’ (Business Travel Awards), ‘Hotelier of the Year’ (ABA 2013) and ‘Highly Commended’ in London Loves Excellence Awards 2013. Grange Hotels have a long-standing commitment with London’s arts, cultural and sporting scenes. The Group offers luxury accommodation, state-of-the art conference and events and award-winning Health Clubs and Spas.