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Waltham Abbey Marriott gets ready for right royal knees-up

Author: Caroline Jenkins Published: 30th May 2012 21:29
Marriott Staff in Jubilee Union Jack waistcoat uniform
From Corgis to Cocktails - the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee and a very British Summer

Marriott International hotels across the United Kingdom are preparing to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and summer in style, highlighting the Best of Britain with fun and frivolous offerings for hotel guests and visitors.

Kicking off the summer-long festivities, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel on Old Shire Lane, EN9 3LX together with other Marriott hotels across the UK, will be celebrating her Majesty the Queen's big day on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June by offering a complimentary Corgi cocktail in its hotel bar to anyone named Elizabeth or born in 1952*.

With Elizabeth being the most popular girls name of the last 200 years, Marriott is looking forward to honouring the Queen and celebrating the Jubilee with her namesakes across the country, which numbered 901,000 at last count.

The very British celebration will kick off from 1st June with all Marriott's UK hotel bar staff donning stylish Union Jack waistcoats and ties, the perfect attire for mixing Marriott's own signature cocktail to celebrate her Majesty - "The Corgi".

The Corgi Marriott Hotel Jubilee celebration cocktail"The Corgi", created by head barman Roman Kerr at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel is a refreshingly British blend of Hendricks Gin, elderflower liqueur, blackberries, raspberries, fresh lime and mint, served over ice in a tall glass.

Priced at £7.50, the Corgi will be available at the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, as well as other Marriott hotel bars across the country.

Special limited-edition UK flag mini Pommery POP champagne bottles will also be offered at all hotels for £16 each to toast to the celebrations.

With our stylish and contemporary Tempo Bar and Thyme Restaurant, as well as our proximity to central London (just 10 minutes away from Loughton and Epping Underground Stations), the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel is the ideal place to get into the great British spirit this summer and enjoy expert hospitality, cracking cocktails and the most patriotic bar team in the country.

Elizabeth Facts
  • Elizabeth has been the most popular name for the last two centuries
  • In the last 200 years there has been 1.1 million Elizabeth's in England and Wales
  • Elizabeth is the 26th most popular name of 2012
  • North Yorkshire has the highest population of Elizabeths in the UK - 19,200
  • There are currently 901,000 Elizabeths in the UK
  • The name Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin and means ‘my God is a vow'

*On 4 June 2012, one complimentary "Corgi" cocktail per guest over age 18 with proof of identification of first name Elizabeth or born in year 1952.

Please visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information.

For more information or reservations, please visit our website at http://www.marriott.com/ and for the latest company news, visit http://www.marriottnewscenter.com/

For local information on our Waltham Abbey Marriott please call 01992 717170 or see their website: http://walthamabbeymarriott.co.uk/

For up to date information and offers why not follow them on Twitter: @WalthamMarriott

Have you tried their amazing Sunday Roast Buffet Dinner in the Thyme Restaurant at the Waltham Abbey Marriott, book this Sunday as the first Sunday in every month is extra special with incredible musical entertainment to enjoy with your delicious food.  Please see AboutMyArea/EN9 article for more details:


Photographs of Marriott staff in Union Jack waistcoats and the new Corgi cocktail by kind permission of Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel.

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