Stratford and Essex Magician Barry Hicks had the privilege of holding an Olympic Torch by courtsy of John C Wagner Co-Owner of the Holiday Inn Stratford.(see photo) The views of the Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park as well as Stratford and the rest of London were stunning. The hotel is a flagship Holiday Inn with lots of new concepts and designs. The meeting rooms are superb as were the rest of the facilities. I was also shown the Staybridge Hotel which cover the top floors (Not sure how many) The concept of having two hotels in one building – The Staybridge is an all suite Hotel and is again designed with many new concepts. I would suggest you go online and look at the different hotels. They offer special packages espeically if you are visiting Westfield or Aspers Casino. What a great evening hope to stay there at sometime.
My last Annual Dinner as President of the Ilford Magical Society Great Food, Good Company and Entertainment at Top Meadow Golf Club, Upminster, Essex