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07.10.13
POKERSTARS BRINGS UK & IRELAND POKER TOUR TO ISLE OF MAN FOR FIRST POKER FESTIVAL IN CORPORATE HOMETOWN
POKERSTARS BRINGS UK & IRELAND POKER TOUR TO ISLE OF MAN FOR FIRST POKER FESTIVAL IN CORPORATE HOMETOWN

Hundreds of poker tourists, locals and professional players expected to compete for £500,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool

ONCHAN, Isle of Man - October 7, 2013 - PokerStars today announced an exciting series of events beginning October 30 as part of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) visiting the Isle of Man, bringing hundreds of poker players to the home of its corporate headquarters.

The Main Event of the Isle of Man poker festival will be a £1,100 entry No Limit Hold'em poker tournament that will be held at the Villa Marina. PokerStars is guaranteeing a prize pool of at least £500,000 for the Main Event, ensuring it will attract hundreds of visitors from across the British Isles and Europe. These visitors will bring off-season business to the Manx economy during the festival that takes place from Wednesday, October 30 to Monday, November 4.

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10.05.13
SEFTON GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT
SEFTON GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Shareholder

You will know from my previous statements that your Board has been focussed for some time on achieving a reduction in Sefton Group's debt levels. I am pleased to tell you that we have today achieved a major milestone in this strategy by concluding a multi-party deal that includes the involvement of Lloyds Banking Group, new funders, a number of existing shareholders and Isle of Man Government.

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18.06.18
SEFTON HOTEL AWARDED QUALITY IN TOURISM ACCOLADE
SEFTON HOTEL AWARDED QUALITY IN TOURISM ACCOLADE

The Sefton Hotel has been awarded a Silver Accolade by independent hospitality industry assessor Quality in Tourism.
The accolade recognises the four-star hotel’s attention to detail and exceptional quality of facilities, amenities and service delivery.
Sefton Group Senior Hotels General Manager Gareth Capper said: ‘To receive this accolade from such an authoritative independent body is extremely gratifying.
‘Every member of the dedicated team at the Sefton Hotel has been instrumental in contributing to this award. Daily their performance goes above and beyond to exceed expectations and deliver consistently outstanding customer service and a memorable guest experience.


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14.08.15
BEST WESTERN PALACE HOTEL'S GARETH CAPPER PROMOTED TO GENERAL MANAGER
BEST WESTERN PALACE HOTEL'S GARETH CAPPER PROMOTED TO GENERAL MANAGER

Gareth Capper has been promoted to the position of BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel general manager.

Mr Capper, 35, is a familiar face at the hotel, having started work there aged 18 as a barman. He later left, first to travel then to follow other career paths, including time spent working in the Island's finance sector, before returning to the hotel in 2007 where he progressed his career, rising to the position of senior operations manager before his latest promotion. Read more...

16.02.15
CELEBRITY DJ TO STAR AT TAHIKO RE-LAUNCH
CELEBRITY DJ TO STAR AT TAHIKO RE-LAUNCH

Celebrity DJ Vernon Kay is to headline at the re-launch of Tahiko.

The Bolton-born TV and former Radio One presenter will be performing a set at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel’s refurbished nightclub on the re-opening night, Friday February 27th.

Tahiko is re-imagining nightclub entertainment for the Isle of Man, embracing the latest digital technology to create the ultimate dance party atmosphere and, in the process, scoring several firsts for the Isle of Man.
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24.01.14
SEFTON GROUP HOTELS INCLUDED IN BEST BUSINESS GUIDE
SEFTON GROUP HOTELS INCLUDED IN BEST BUSINESS GUIDE

Two of the Sefton Group's hotels have been included in the 2014 Best Business Guide for the Isle of Man.

The printed and online guide features businesses which have been independently recommended and this year the Sefton and Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino are included, along with Palace Health Club.

It's the 12th year running that The Sefton has been listed, and the 10th year running for Palace Health Club.

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10.10.13
Sefton Group plc Report and Accounts 2012
Sefton Group plc Report and Accounts 2012

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25.09.13
WINTER WEEKEND OFFERS AT THE SEFTON AND PALACE HOTELS
WINTER WEEKEND OFFERS AT THE SEFTON AND PALACE HOTELS

The Sefton and Best Western Palace Hotel are delighted to once again be able to offer customers fantastic Winter Weekend specials for 2013/2014!

Available – Friday through Sunday – until 30th March 2014, the Winter Weekend specials offer guests the chance to book a double occupancy room, with dinner and breakfast included, at either The Sefton Hotel or Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino. Rooms are available at a rate of £69.00 per night at the Best Western Palace and £89.00 per night at The Sefton for two people sharing. The Sefton Suites are also available to book for £149.00 per night for two people sharing.
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12.08.13
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS MONTH'S PALACE WEDDING FAIR
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS MONTH'S PALACE WEDDING FAIR

Some of the Island’s leading wedding suppliers will be showcasing their talents at the 2013 Palace Wedding Fair.

The event takes place at the 4-star Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino from 1.00pm till 4.00pm on Monday, August 26.

The annual Wedding Fair is an important date for couples planning their big day and takes place in one of the most popular wedding reception locations in the Island.

Exhibitors at the Fair will include Balloons To Go, Embellished Elegance, H. Samuel, Graih My Chree, P.A.O.S Stationary, Platinum Cars, Steve Woodley Photography, The Sefton, AB Photography, Katie’s Beauty Lounge, Boxed Off, Erica Stephenson Make-up, K&B Carriages, The Cake Lady, Matt Mosur Photography, Blue Olive Productions, Manx Disco Services, Loleasa Event Design and Manx Wedding Photos.

Nicola Wilkinson, Sefton Group Marketing Manager, said: ‘We’ve attracted another fantastic range of exhibitors, with some new names joining us this year. The popularity of both the Palace Wedding Fair and the Sefton Wedding Fair, which takes place in February, continues to grow and that’s down to the calibre of exhibitors we are attracting and the fact that both venues remain incredibly popular as wedding venues.

‘What’s also helping is the fact that both hotels are now licensed to stage civil weddings, which means that couples can hold their entire wedding day in just one venue.’

Nicola added: ‘Wedding fairs allow brides and grooms-to-be to meet and talk with suppliers of just about everything they will need for their big day, all under the same roof.’

The event also provides the opportunity for couples to look around the Best Western Palace complex itself, and see what it can offer as a wedding day venue.

As an extra incentive, if a couple book their wedding at the Fair on August 26 – for either the Best Western Palace Hotel or The Sefton – both bride and groom-to-be will receive free membership of the Palace Health Club for 12 months.

Entrance to the Palace Wedding Fair is free. To find out more information, please call 645534.

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02.08.13
NEW CLUB ‘TAHIKO’ OPENS AUGUST 3rd
NEW CLUB ‘TAHIKO’ OPENS AUGUST 3rd

The Sefton Group is excited to bring a new kind of club to the Isle of Man, with the opening of ‘Tahiko' at the beginning of August.

Located at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino in Douglas, Tahiko promises to redefine the clubbing experience for Island residents, with the club opening to the public on August 3rd.

Exotic cocktails and ‘Wow Factor' sharer cocktails will be on offer across two rooms - the main Tahiko Club room and the Red Room - each with its own DJ, and visitors can feel like stars as they are photographed by the Saturday Night Paparazzi, with images posted on the Tahiko website.

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09.07.13
EXHIBITORS SOUGHT FOR PALACE WEDDING FAIR

Wedding suppliers have the opportunity to exhibit their wares next month at the popular annual Palace Wedding Fair.

The event will take place at the 4-star Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino from 1.00pm till 4.00pm on Monday, August 26.

Each year the Fair brings together some of the Island's leading wedding suppliers to showcase options for couples planning their special day, in a venue which has long been established as a favourite wedding reception venue.

Nicola Wilkinson, Sefton Group Marketing Manager, said: ‘In recent years we've enjoyed an increasingly diverse range of wedding suppliers, both for the Palace Wedding Fair and the Sefton Wedding Fair, which takes place each February. As the Fairs increase in popularity with prospective brides and grooms, so they are attracting more and more exhibitors, ranging from photographers to beauticians, jewellers to balloon suppliers.' Read more...

10.06.13
CELEBRATE DAN SAYLE’S 8TH TT WIN WITH THE BEST WESTERN PALACE HOTEL AND CASINO
CELEBRATE DAN SAYLE’S 8TH TT WIN WITH THE BEST WESTERN PALACE HOTEL AND CASINO

Manx racer Dan Sayle is celebrating after securing an amazing 8th Isle of Man TT win, and you could join the celebrations too with free Health Club membership for 8 months.

Sidecar passenger Dan is sponsored by the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino, and used the Douglas hotel’s Health Club as he prepared for the demands of racing on the 37.7-mile TT Mountain course.

The preparations paid off, as Dan scorched to a stunning victory alongside Sidecar World Champion Tim Reeves in the Sure Sidecar Race on June 1, finishing almost 20 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals.

It was win number 8 for Dan, who is now the joint most successful sidecar passenger in TT history, alongside Rick Long, and the second most successful Manxman at the TT, behind fellow sidecar star Dave Molyneux. He has also moved up the list of all-time TT winners, now alongside fellow 8-times winners like Ian Hutchinson and Phil Read.
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