Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Walpole Bay Hotel to celebrate centenary with party extravaganza
Margate’s iconic Walpole Bay Hotel is to mark its 100th anniversary with the “party extravaganza of the season” on Saturday 11thOctober.
The evening’s entertainment begins at 5pm with a fashion show, organised by the hotel’s in-house hair and make up stylist, Jerome Hillion. The former British Hair Dresser of the Year Award winner will use the event to showcase his latest collection. Instead of the usual catwalk format, models will be position in various locations within the hotel’s ‘living museum’ through which will be guided through its unique collection of historic artefacts and memorabilia from years gone by.
Models will be dressed by the acclaimed fashion stylist Amy Still, who has styled many top catwalk, with her work photographed for the leading glossy magazines.
“The models will be positioned in different rooms on the 2nd floor museum, like mannequins reminiscing and reflecting the Walpole’s glorious past,” said Jerome, adding “My hair dos will be inspired by the Walpole's tales and pay tribute to its long history, but bringing up to the present day plus some more futuristic creations – reflecting the town’s brightening economic and a tilt an the next hundred years.
The fashion show will be followed by a special Murder Mystery Dinner, where professional actors will entertain guest bas the enjoy a special menu of the hotel’s favourite dishes.
The evening concludes with a grand ball in the hotel’s basement ballroom, featuring its1920’s maple sprung dance floor.
“The party will be a night to remember and I’m looking forward to seeing many of our regular guests who have become great friends over the years,” said hotel owner and museum curator, Jane Bishop.
Tickets are £65 per person, with double rooms, including a champagne breakfast, costing £110 per person.
A charity raffle will be held in aid of Pilgrim’s Hospices. Prizes include: a hair and make up make-over from Jerome, a 5-course taster menu at Jason Freedman’s new Taste of The Med tapas restaurant upstairs at The Minnis n Birchington, a gourmet meal for two with wine at one of Dev Biswal’s Ambrette restaurants in Margate, Rye or Canterbury and a meal for 4 with wine at the award winning Indian Summer restaurant in Brighton.