The Yarrow

Nel boutique hotel del magnate Sir Afred Yarrow lavoreranno gli studenti del college di East Kent

Nel boutique hotel del magnate Sir Afred Yarrow lavoreranno gli studenti del college di East Kent


The 28-room hotel in Broadstairs is set in a Grade II Listed building, and is named The Yarrow after shipbuilding magnate Sir Alfred Yarrow who built it in 1894. It opened this week after a multi-million pound renovation.

The Yarrow features a 64-cover restaurant, 120-person event space, salon and spa.

Students from the college’s hospitality, catering and hair and beauty courses will work alongside industry leaders to develop their skills and gain commercial experience.

The Yarrow’s restaurant is led by chef Ben Williams, who has worked at two Michelin Star restaurant The Square, Read’s Restaurant and the Abode Hotel in Canterbury.

Its general manager Andrea Whigham most recently worked as GM at Hotel Indigo in Birmingham.

Commercial director of East Kent College Shane Godwin said: “This hotel is unique as one which is owned and operated by a further education college, but the difference for customers who walk through the doors of The Yarrow will be the quality of service they get. As a training hotel it’s been really important to ensure all of our professional staff are passionate about the hospitality industry, and giving every customer the finest experience possible. We’ve got an incredible team of professional staff here, and I’m confident that everyone who visits The Yarrow will walk away having had next level service throughout their time with us.”