Cheshire hotel joins forces with national coffee chain
July 28, 2008
It is full steam ahead for a luxury Cheshire hotel which
has announced a link-up with a national coffee chain.
Marco Costa set up Caffe Torelli in 2001 and Donald
Macdonald, the executive chairman of Macdonald Hotels
and Resorts, decided to find out more about the company
after tasting their coffee in Scotland.
The result was a contract with all the Macdonald Hotels
south of Manchester and Caffe Torelli drinks are now
served in the lounge at the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf
and Spa in Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley.
Adrian Tapping, Director of Operations at Caffe Torelli,
said he was confident the hotel’s guests would be
complimentary about the fair-trade coffee they would be
served at the venue.
“Coffee is a very important part of our lives in the UK
nowadays and to have a good quality coffee is very
important,” he said.
“We’re looking forward now to having the coffee more
readily available in half of the Macdonald group in the
next few weeks and months.
“Marco was quite instrumental in the lay-out of the
coffee lounge at Portal because we do like to be
pro-active with our customers.
“The hotel has a fantastic location and Macdonald Hotels
really think about the beverages they provide their
“This benefits the whole UK hotel industry because they
think about the quality of the coffee they offer in each
“Caffe Torelli is becoming increasingly more popular
because it is a mixture of the history of the Costa name
and the Costa family having a tradition of providing
“We want to make sure our customers’ customers receive a
fine satisfying cup of coffee.”
Paul Spencer, general manager of the Macdonald Portal
Hotel, Golf and Spa, added: “We have a mixture of
delegates, leisure customers and business people
enjoying refreshments in the coffee lounge and we want
to ensure we are providing the best possible coffee.
“Caffe Torelli is a growing company that has customers
throughout the UK as well as in 11 countries and we are
delighted to be bringing their coffee to Cheshire.”