Lancashire Life and Belsfield Hotel black tie dinner party, Bowness
PUBLISHED: 10:17 27 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:17 27 January 2015
Lancashire Life and the Belsfield Hotel at Bowness staged a black tie dinner at the newly refurbished luxury venue to mark the media partnership between the two organisations.
Lancashire Life and Belsfield Hotel black tie dinner party
Fernanda Nuneis and Tom Prestwich, of Red Bank Coffee Roasters
Mark Wolstencroft and Emma Wolstencroft, of SieMatic
Charlotte Gili-Ross and Sarah Gili-Ross, of Ribby Hall Village.
Graham and Jackie Bywater, of Bywater Tweedle Architects, Kendal
Helen Dent, Helen Penny and Sue Hext, of Ulverston
Janet Nuttall, of Leck Gallery, and Trudy Harrison, of Barden Energy and Wellbank Project
Joe Nichols, Belsfield Business Development Manager, Lindsey Stephens, Commercial Manager for Lancashire Life, and Neil Boothby, of Lancashire Life
Dave and Stephanie Maffia, and Claire and Martin Robinson
Leah Davies and Emily Stafford, of Lake District Hotels
Dianne Nowels and Mark Rollison, of Kirkby Lonsdale
Diane Robinson and Ruth Durkin. of Ambleside Salutation Hotel
Helen Dent, Anthony Smith, and Janett Walker, of Progression Solicitors
Around 70 guests were treated to a champagne reception and a three course dinner followed by a casino evening. The guests were also given a grand tour of the hotel, which re-opened in July of last year after a multi-million pound renovation by owners Corus Hotels in partnership with the iconic Laura Ashley furnishings company.
The Belsfield was built in 1845 as a residence for a European aristocrat, Baroness von Sternberg, before being bought by philanthropist Henry Schneider in 1869. The Swiss-born businessman was a man who enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, a philosophy that continues with the Belsfield to this day.