The Imperial Hotel Torquay to mark its 150th anniversary

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(Last Updated On: August 2, 2016)

2016 marks a significant year for The Imperial Hotel in Torquay. The magnificent 19th Century Victorian hotel, which first opened its doors to guests on 3rd November 1866, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in style, starting with a series of special events in October, as part of its pre-birthday ‘Celebration Week’.

To mark this momentous occasion, The Imperial Hotel is excited to announce its calendar of anniversary events. Inspired by its history and heritage, they will be hosting tea dances, parties and dinners throughout the week-long event, which will be held between 23rd October and 30th October 2016.

‘Celebration Week’ will feature a series of exciting and entertaining events:

23rd October: three-course Sunday Lunch. Entertainment to be provided by Nat King Cole tribute act, Paul Sylvester. Tickets available at £23.00 per person.

25th October: Afternoon Tea & Jazz. Enjoy sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea or coffee with jazz band entertainment. Tickets available at £19.95 per person.

28th October: Black Tie Gala Dinner. To include arrival drink, four-course meal and entertainment provided by The Rat Pack is Back Duo. Tickets available at £55.00 per person.

29th October: Candlelit Buffet. Includes arrival drink, candlelit buffet and entertainment provided by AJ’s Caravan Band 8 piece Glenn Miller Tribute. Tickets available at £49.00 per person.

30th October: Murder on the Home Front Murder Mystery Dinner. To include arrival drink and murder mystery provided by Candlelight Theatre Company over a three-course dinner. Tickets available at £35.00 per person.

Commenting on the hotel’s anniversary celebrations, Gwyn Gibbons, General Manager of The Imperial Hotel Torquay said:

“In November, The Imperial Hotel will have been welcoming guests through its doors for 150 years. That’s an achievement we simply had to mark.

“We’re very excited to host a week of events to celebrate this momentous occasion and look forward to welcoming guests new and old as we start a new chapter in the hotel’s already rich history.”

Imperial in both name and nature, over the last 150 years, this historic hotel has been a home away from home for British and European royalty, famous musicians, stars of stage and screen and literary greats. Notable guests have included King Edward VII, Emperor Napoleon III, Queen Victoria and the Beatles. English crime writer, Dame Agatha Christie, perhaps Torquay’s most famous resident, was a frequent visitor to The Imperial Hotel.

Why not follow in their footsteps and help celebrate The Imperial Hotel’s 150th anniversary. Special bedroom rates will be available to guests who wish to attend any of the hotel’s milestone celebration events. Birthdays don’t come much bigger. So booking early is essential.

If you would like to purchase tickets or book a room, please contact The Imperial Hotel on 01803 294 301.

There’s never been a better time to experience this grand historic hotel, and enjoy the stunning English Riviera and its warm and temperate climate.


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