Hotel Highlights

Our Charity Partner

Mercure York, Fairfield Manor Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine

Mercure York, Fairfield Manor Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine,, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.

Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine charity logo in bold yellow text.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.

We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children.  Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.


Master Chefs achieve greatness

Chef's Signature Dish competitionTwo of our fantastic chefs have recently achieved great success.

Our Sous Chef (Danny) and our Chef de Partie (Jordan) have both created unique dishes which were selected to appear on menus nationwide in a recent national competition.

The Chef’s Signature Dishes are a great accolade and display the ingenuity and expertise on display in our superb kitchen. Danny, Jordan and the rest of the team are responsible for the top class fine dining in our Brasserie restaurant, which we think is one of the best restaurants York can offer, and the incredible wedding and event catering that brings guests from all over the country.

Join us soon to find out what all the fuss is about!

Chef's Signature Dish, Jordan Deighton – Cornfed chicken supremeChef's Signature Dish, Danny Martin – Fillet steak wrapped in pancetta