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Party in the park part of growing trend for Leicester’s tourists

It doesn't get much better than a fully booked weekend in the hospitality industry.

September was always looking busy for us as graduation bookings started to come in, mixed with corporate reservations.

And as 70,000 people descended on Leicester to witness music icons Kylie Minogue, Tears for Fears, Pretenders, James Blunt, Busted (etc etc), we knew it would be a great weekend.

The atmosphere throughout The Gresham was ecstatic, with elated guests checking in and getting ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Of course the staff were exceptional, working round the clock to ensure the guests had the smooth and luxurious stay they'd expect, so a massive well done to them.

It was an occasion that reminds me how much I enjoy this job.


This review from the weekend really sums it up for me:

Super Hotel, Super Location, Super Staff

What a lovely gem in Leicester. The staff were amazing at getting us into our studio room early (before 10am). We were hoping just to store our luggage early - they got us access to the room. Which was super - modern and well equipped and quiet. Great look location, great bar.

The Gresham team enjoyed Radio 2 In The Park, Leicester
The Gresham team enjoyed Radio 2 In The Park, Leicester

Radio 2 In The Park isn't a one off though - Leicester and Leicestershire has seen annual growth in tourism since the pandemic, as more and more people visit the city.

More than 9 million tourists came to Leicester in 2022, up on 2019 levels, contributing over £2 billion to the local economy.

With so much to enjoy and experience here it's easy to see why our numbers are up.

The National Space Centre, Richard III Visitor Centre and Curve Theatre take the headlines, but there's an array of top attractions within walking distance of The Gresham Aparthotel alone, not to mention those slightly further afield.

In fact, inews featured Leicester this month as the "affordable food capital" for an "underrated" city break, including some fantastic recommendations with The Gresham mentioned as the place to stay.

From the classic pork pie and Red Leicester cheese to vegan delights and Indian thali, there's something new to excite everyone's taste buds, local or tourist.

After a packed summer, now the nights draw in, our attention turns to the festive period and planning for what promises to be another wonderful Christmas time.


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