Earlier this year experts of the centre for retail research predicted that tens of thousands of jobs could be at risk as record numbers of customer’s desert stores to buy online, and with only 77 shopping days left till Christmas these concerns continue to rise for independent shops. With high rents and rates, fewer shoppers and high parking charges, it can be a struggle for these smaller shops to survive.
To try and help these independent shops, Lake District Hotels have come up with a Christmas Shopping Break, which will encourage our guests to step outside their hotel to spend locally. With the aim to promote and encourage local shopping, it will also be a practical way for businesses to work together to encourage local spending.
The marketing department at Lake District Hotels have organised a ‘Local Shopping Scheme’ in the pretty market towns of Keswick and Penrith and the quaint village of Glenridding. Over 20 local boutiques have signed up to the Christmas shopping package, including Necessary Angel, Keswick Boot Company, the Herdy Company and many more, to offer exclusive discounts and even a pair of Stirling silver earrings, to Lake District Hotels visitor’s for their stays from the 10th November until 23rd December 2014.
So no more shop till you drop as there will be plenty of time to relax between shopping, with an afternoon tea included for each guest at the George Hotel in Penrith or the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick. From the start of November our six Lake District Hotels will be adorned with beautiful decorations, and as the warmest of welcomes awaits our guests with the aroma of mulled wine, a cosy atmosphere, delicious food and a friendly service, it’s enough to put anyone in the festive spirit.
Two night Christmas Shopping break includes:
- A full Cumbrian breakfast each morning
- A delicious 4 course dinner on the first night
- Discounts to over 20 local shops
- A festive afternoon tea at the George Hotel, Penrith or Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick
- Free walking boot hire for all the family from George Fisher in Keswick
- Discounts to 21 local attractions
For further information call 0800 840 1240 or visit www.lakedistricthotels.net/offers-shopping-break