Four hotels in the collection achieve new statusHand Picked Hotels has been awarded four new AA Silver Star awards- winning more accolades in the new award ratings than any other hotel collection. The celebrated hotels are Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa in Surrey, Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath, New Hall Hotel & Spa in Birmingham and L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey.
The AA’s Hotel Silver Star status is defined as ‘Highly recommended hotels offering a superior level of quality within their star rating, high standards of hotel keeping, in particular, hospitality, service and cleanliness and an AA Rosette award for the quality of their food.’
Situated in 26 acres of beautiful grounds in Sutton Coldfield, New Hall Hotel & Spa is reputed to be the oldest inhabited, moated house in the country. The house's medieval charm and character, with fine panelling and mullioned stained-glass windows, combine well with 21st-century guest facilities. Executive and indulgent suites are available and function rooms include the magnificent oak panelled Great Chamber, originally built for King Henry VIII’s visit to Sutton Coldfield.
Victorian country house, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa dates back to 1872 and is set in 40 acres of grounds with stunning views over the Surrey countryside. The hotel offers a range of individually appointed bedrooms, including 15 feature bedrooms located in the oldest part of the house, all equipped with an excellent range of facilities. An impressive grand hall, the award-winning Cloisters Restaurant, the library, a cosy lounge bar area and a Health Club and Spa, are among the attractions. Additionally, this magnificent country house can be hired for exclusive use and also offers a choice of private rooms for weddings, events and business meetings.
Hand Picked’s beachfront property, L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa is now one of only two hotels to achieve the new Silver Star status in Jersey in the Channel Islands. A truly wonderful setting on the golden sands of St Brelade's Bay, the hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere and excellent facilities. Bedrooms are stylish and have a real contemporary feel, many with balconies or terraces and superb sea views. A newly renovated spa and leisure club and a choice of dining options featuring excellent seafood add to the hotel’s appeal as a place to unwind for a weekend or short break.
Bailbrook House Hotel was transformed by a £10 million restoration two years ago when it joined the Hand Picked Hotels collection. The hotel is ideally situated on the edge of Bath, set in attractive grounds with ample parking. The Mansion House features 13 stunning feature bedrooms, fine dining restaurant, Cloisters, and three large lounges and a conservatory bar.