Alongside this prestigious achievement, the hotel has also been awarded Visit England’s Breakfast Award for the third year running in recognition of its locally sourced and freshly made food offering that includes a ‘Mini Georgian’ children’s full English breakfast featuring fried quail eggs, cherry tomatoes and cocktail sausages.
This latest achievement comes shortly after the hotel finished its three-year £600,000 design revamp. The refurbishment included a brand new breakfast, drinks and private meeting and event space – the Pimlico Pantry and Cubitt Room – which launched in May 2016 and the unveiling of the last eight individually designed boutique bedrooms in autumn 2015.
Adam Rowledge, general manager of the Georgian House Hotel, said, “The team has worked incredibly hard the last three years and have continued to uphold the quality and professional service we pride ourselves on. Each team member has been involved in the hotel’s transformation and have done an incredible job of ensuring the process affected our customers as little as possible. After so much time and dedication to get us to this point, being awarded five stars is the icing on the cake and I look forward to continuing our success as one of the country’s finest guest accommodations.”
Speaking of the investment, which has been entirely self-funded, hotel partner Serena von der Heyde added, “My vision has always been to create a unique and beautiful place for people to stay. Since taking over the running of the Georgian House more than 30 years ago, when it was a humble 28-bedroom two-star B&B, our long term goal has always been to gain five-star status. In order to achieve this, I knew we needed to improve the quality, design and overall experience of the hotel without losing the impact of the building’s 1850s heritage. This huge achievement has only been possible for us thanks to the incredible team we have in place and the time and dedication each person takes in understanding our business and providing each guest with a five-star stay.”
The hotel, which is also home to the infamous Wizard Chambers, has worked carefully to integrate contemporary design into the historic idiosyncrasies of the Victorian architecture, preserving many of the Grade II listed building’s original features.