Talent Competition winner announced!

Well, it has been an interesting weekend here at the Playa.  First of all, we would like to apologise for the non-appearance of the Chuckle Brothers who informed us right at the last minute that they were double booked and couldn’t make it.  Personally, we felt that a gig at the Playa was far more important than an evening entertaining the ministers at the House of Commons but they said they had promised David Cameron ages ago and, since he is a big fan, they felt duty bound to fulfill the obligation.

Moving on to the talent competition, held last night, we were rather disappointed that the number of entries was less than we had expected.  Actually, there were just two.  And one of those was a dog.

The dog won, of course.  We were genuinely impressed with his rendition of Moon River, done in the style of Andy Williams.

Anyway, that’s all this week from the Playa de Arlow.  We have some winter events lined up for you but they will be announced at a later date.

Thank you all for your support over our first year in business and we look forward to taking bookings for next season.

The Management

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Winding down at the Playa

Well it has certainly been a busy month here at the Playa.  We are starting to wind down now, as the season approaches its end, but we would just like to thank all those of you who have participated in the events, followed our antics and helped to clear up the mess afterwards.

As there is an almost full moon tonight we thought you may like to take part in the annual ‘Howl at the Moon competition’.  All you have to do is howl, it’s that simple.  There are no prizes because there will be no winners.  It will just entertain the staff here who are, quite frankly, not that much use to us at the moment, half of them having gone off to perform in some shoddy  Am Dram production of Oliver! at the local theatre.


Oliver! The Musical at Rhodes Arts Complex

Still, those of us still here will appreciate your efforts.

Don’t forget we have the Chuckle Bros here on Friday night – have you got your tickets yet?  It’s bound to be a sell out!

No entries as of yet for the Playa’s got Talent show on Saturday but no doubt there will be a rush at the end of the week so we are looking forward very much to that!!

Be sure to visit us soon and sign up for our regular newsletter!

The Management

Meet the team!

We are delighted to confirm that a number of appointments were made yesterday here at the Playa, following a day of recruitment.

Competition was tough and we congratulate the successful applicants who will be taking up their positions over the coming months.

Our first appointment was something of a specialist position but one we felt was very much-needed at the Playa, since we are currently looking to expand further.  Bob, as she likes to be called, will be helping with the massive new building project we have planned over the winter months.  She is VERY experienced in all sorts of construction work, and has been instrumental in helping get some of the largest erections in the world up.

Our next new member of the team is Mintie, who will be managing the brand new golf course for which planning permission is currently being applied for.  Mintie, or ‘Big M’ as he likes to be called, described himself as a ‘Ball-whacker’ which immediately endeared us to him in the interview.  He has vast experience in the world of balls and we feel he is going to be a huge asset to the team.  Welcome, Big M.

Alongside Big M, we are delighted to have Mr Fluffy as our entertainment officer.  Mr Fluffy has recently completed a stint as a Games Master for the Olympics and is well versed in keeping people happy.  He lists several hobbies in his profile but, unfortunately, most of them are illegal so we cannot mention them here.  However, we feel he has all the attributes that make an excellent entertainments officer and we are glad to welcome him to the team.

We are also delighted to have appointed a wildlife expert to the team, who we feel will be invaluable in assisting us with the upkeep of the wildlife sanctuary, which we are constantly adding to.  Some of you may recall the latest addition, a lion, escaped for a short while into the Essex countryside before returning to the sanctuary of his own free will.  We are confident that with ‘Dangerous’ on our team we will not have to worry about any of the lions escaping again.  Quite possibly because he will shoot them.

Below is a team photograph of our new team.  From left to right, Dangerous, Mr Fluffy, Bob and Big M.

Alongside these valuable members of staff we have also recruited a number of other specialists who we felt had something to offer.  Please welcome Ms X to the team as Head of Security.  Ms X was unable to provide us with further details as she would ‘have to kill us’.  We are confident she will provide an excellent service however as she came highly recommended by various East End establishments with dodgy connections.

We are hoping to open a cinema complex in the Spring of 2013 and have appointed a director to oversee things.  Xavier Upyerbum has an excellent portfolio and we are sure he will not let us down.  Owing to some ‘issues’ with the national press last year, involving a page 3 model and a plate of noodles, he was reluctant to be photographed but we did manage to snap him enjoying a glass of wine.

Alongside the cinema complex we have almost finished refurbishing the main dance hall.  Two of our candidates impressed us so much that we have decided to take them on as resident dancers.  Please welcome Patrice and Donald to the team.  This couple has years of experience behind them, as well as being able to dance a bit too.

Finally we were slightly bemused by the final candidate who came asking for a position as husband to one of the interview panel.  We felt that there was not a role for him in this capacity, since he was in fact already married to her, but we have offered him a consultancy position as his credentials were excellent.  If you look very closely you may just see them peeping out from beneath his kilt.

To finish off this update, the management would like to thank all those who attended for interviews and congratulations to all those who were successful in securing a position.  We welcome you to the team and hope we can continue to provide the exceptionally high service that our customers have become used to.

Well done Team Playa!!!

(Below is a photograph of some of the team with our patron, Lady Muck (centre), who usually turns up at these occasions in case there is any free wine going).

Thank you to everyone who attended the interviews.

The Management

Interviews taking place today!

Here at the Playa de Arlow we like to provide a variety of entertainment and leisure activities for our clients.  Alongside this, we also hire out the Playa to companies for corporate events and private parties.

Today we embark on a new venture when we host the first ever interviews for your DREAM JOB.  Those wishing to apply are asked to attend, suitably dressed, in the outfit that best represents their dream job.  The management will be on hand to guide applicants through the process which will include a formal interview and team building exercises.

We are pleased to announce that we have had a very good response to the advert placed on Facebook and we are expecting quite a few applicants.

We will update you with details of the successful applicant when we have made our decision

Thank you

The Management

Upcoming events at the Playa de Arlow!

Here at the Playa we are always looking for new ideas and events to entertain you.  It is, therefore, with great pleasure that we announce the first ever PSYCHIC FAIR, which will take place in the newly refurbished community area this Saturday, from 10am unti 4pm

As well as many stalls and attractions, including an appearance by (the now almost forgotten) Mystic Meg who, it has to be said, hasn’t worn too well….

……we are pleased to announce that Derren Brown will be making a guest appearance.

This is not THE Derren Brown, we couldn’t get him as he is on holiday on the Isle of Wight.  This is Derren Brown of Pitsea, the psychic medium who, it is said, inspired the other Derren Brown and who, indeed, allowed him to use his name.

Please do attend.  All proceeds go toward the Retired Psychics Association who badly need your support, due to unforeseen circumstances…..

Playa de Arlow’s Nature Reserve now open to the public!

You may think that the Playa de Arlow is all about having fun.  Well, it is, obviously.  But we are also very proud of our best kept secret –

Playa de Arlow’s Wildlife and Nature Reserve

Below are some recent snaps taken of the wildlife that can be found in the reserve, if you are very patient and very quiet

If you are VERY lucky, you will see some of the rare insect species that are to be found here. I wasn’t, so here is a bee.

Spotted this morning, a frequent visitor to the Playa, a lesser spotted Essex parrot. Sometimes known as ‘sparrows’, these little visitors are quite bold and have even been known to attack humans when hungry.

Here we have a pair of Albanian Eagles who must have just dropped in for a snack. We rarely see anything other than sparrows and pigeons so you can imagine our excitement when we spotted these!

Finally, here is a very rare glimpse of a lion. You may have heard about him recently in the news. We are very happy to say that he returned home of his own accord and now resides right at the back of the garden, sorry, wildlife reserve, or in our bedroom if it is raining. He’s quite harmless and a very private creature so we were thrilled to see him peeping out from the woods.

Playa de Arlow Spa now open!!!!

 

As the refurbishment continues, we are delighted to announce the addition of our spa and beauty treatment area.  We here at Playa de Arlow are dedicated to making your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible and we are extremely proud of our new jacuzzi, featured below.

The new spa opens tomorrow and for the first 20 guests we are offering a free go in the jacuzzi AND free treatments up to the value of £2.50.  Book now to take advantage of this special, once-in-a-lifetime, offer!

We hope to see you there!

 

The Refurbishment continues……

The refurbishment continues and is almost finished.  Along with an upgrade to all existing rooms, we are building a huge new leisure complex.  This will include a bar, casino, and a large hall for entertainment and special events.

Despite the major changes going on, here at the Playa de Arlow we strive to maintain our exclusivity and the intimate, personal touch that we feel we are best known for.   Regular group events will still take place while the building works are ongoing and we are pleased to announce a beach run tomorrow morning at dawn.  This is a popular event so come early as the beach is only small.

Dress Code: Running shoes