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Local Tableware Supplier Checks In Crockery For £16m Crowne Plaza Refurbishment

7 August 2008

Local tableware manufacturer Steelite International, has supplied over 1,800 pieces of crockery as part of the £16million refurbishment of Birmingham's prestigious Crowne Plaza hotel.

Steelite International has supplied 300 covers of its stunning new Spyro embossed tableware range. The crockery will be used in the new front-facing hotel restaurant and bar, which is undergoing a dramatic transformation to create a desirable new destination for guests and visitors.

Due for completion in September, the extensive project to renovate the Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre will also see the creation of a dedicated conferencing floor with 11 meeting rooms. These will include the Vista Suite that will offer panoramic views over the city and that will accommodate up to 180 delegates for banqueting or 300 in theatre-style seating.

Business travellers will enjoy additional luxury and exclusive lounge access on the hotel's two Club floors, which are ideally suited to the hotel's location in the heart of Birmingham's business district.

Spyro is one of Steelite International's newest tableware ranges. Inspired by the British 'Op Art' movement, the highly contemporary design features a unique embossment that catches the light to create a captivating 3D optical effect of highlights and shadows. Spyro is already award-winning, having scooped a prestigious industry award in the USA Foodservice Equipment Reports' Smallwares & Tabletop competition.

Mark Stait, Steelite International Regional Business Manage - Midlands & Michael MasonSteelite International's crockery has been supplied to Crowne Plaza through Birmingham based distributor Bournville Catering Equipment.

As a local company, we are committed to using local suppliers wherever possible," said Michael Mason, general manager of Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre. "We were delighted to choose Steelite International for our new crockery. We wanted tableware that would complement the luxurious feel of our new restaurant and bar. Spyro was the ideal choice as it complements the new areas perfectly while also providing practical items on which to present our food."