Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa near Dartford in Kent, part of the independently-owned Hand Picked Hotels group, has unveiled its newly-refurbished Terrace Suite following a complete floor-to-ceiling renovation.

The Terrace Suite, the 4-star Georgian mansion’s principal events space for meetings and conferences, has been completely transformed as part of a wider ground-floor investment project, revealing a light and contemporary palette on the walls along with new carpets, new LED lighting, new furniture and renovated woodwork on the walls, windows and doors. The renovation also includes a revised layout which provides delegates and conference organisers with access to the suite’s newly revamped pre-function space directly from the hotel drive and car park.  The pre-function space, ideal for registrations or reception drinks, completes the Terrace Suite’s new offering as premium multi-purpose events space in Kent for corporate meetings, conferences and private events for up to 160 delegates.

The Terrace Suite features double doors that open onto an outside patio and lawn area to the rear of the hotel, which forms part of the historic country house hotel’s 12 acre estate. The hotel bar and lounge areas adjacent to the Terrace Suite have also been refurbished and modernised as part of the upgrade, whilst being sympathetic to the building’s original character features.  

The Terrace Suite is the largest of six meeting rooms at Brandshatch Place which all boast natural daylight and are styled with neutral décor. Function space includes the Ash Room for up to 36 delegates sat theatre-style with its own private terrace and foyer reception area, the Garden Room perfect for exclusive boardroom meetings for up to 14 delegates and the Oak Room for up to 50 delegates for reception drinks overlooking the gardens. The Atrium, located in the hotel’s adjacent health club and spa, can accommodate up to 150 guests and provides event organisers with a completely different feel in contrast to the main house, with a 4m high ceiling and a pitched glass roof ideal for post-conference parties and award-ceremonies complete with bar and separate lounge.

Scott McDonald, General Manager of Brandshatch Place commented, “I am delighted with the investment in our Terrace Suite which has absolutely transformed the room into a bright, light, welcoming space for any type of corporate event from team building to conferences and meetings. Its access straight onto the patio has always been a key part of the Terrace Suite’s appeal for corporate delegations in need of some breakout time in the fresh air, but opening up the suite with a dedicated access from the hotel drive as well as providing all-new pre-function space connected with the suite has opened us up to a new audience for whom self-contained space and direct access for technical equipment and supporting kit for their event, is critical.”

For residential conferences, Brandshatch Place offers 38 bedrooms including feature rooms and suites, along with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant -The Dining Room - an award-winning health club & spa, complimentary onsite parking and free hi-speed Wi-Fi.  Conference organisers and meeting planners booking a corporate event at Brandshatch Place can also earn Privilege Business Rewards points as part of the Hand Picked Hotels loyalty programme, allowing them to redeem points earned for hotel stays or dining experiences across the UK-wide hotel group.

Delegate rates at Brandshatch Place start from £45 per person for a classic 8-hour package including unlimited tea and coffee, morning and afternoon breaks with local snacks and a seasonal delegate lunch.  Residential conferences start from £145 per person for 24-hours which includes dinner and overnight accommodation in addition to the classic 8-hour package and from £181, delegates can enjoy a 32-hour rate which includes an extra 8 hours of meeting time at a 20% discount. Rates include VAT.


Hand Picked Hotels is the leading independent collection of architecturally stunning hotels in the UK and the Channel Islands that offer guests an indulgent yet attainable country house experience, with a contemporary twist.  Renowned for its stylish guest rooms, elegant function rooms for conferences and events, fine food and wine and a friendly welcome, Hand Picked Hotels has 20 hotels in total - 17 classically British hotels in beautiful settings across England and Scotland as well as two in Jersey and one in Guernsey.    

The group has won an impressive number of awards, with 15 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Grand Jersey holding three rosettes. Eleven hotels have achieved AA red star status which means they stand out as the very best in the British Isles. There are also ten hotels with spa and health clubs offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation.