Hand Picked Hotels has been announced as Guernsey Football Club’s Official Club Sponsor in a three-year partnership managed by Chairman and Chief Executive of the hotel collection, Julia Hands.
The sponsorship was announced on 7th July during an exclusive event held for club patrons, directors, players and invited guests at Hand Picked Hotels’ St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in St Peter Port, where the official club sponsor kit was unveiled.
Comprising 20 historic country house hotels and resorts, Hand Picked Hotels is an award-winning collection of individually-designed properties situated in picturesque locations across the UK and the Channel Islands.
As a result of the collaboration, the Hand Picked Hotels logo now features on the club shirt and the group is promoted as Official Club Sponsor across its media channels and at the home of the Green Lions, Footes Lane Stadium.
Commenting on the partnership, Julia Hands MBE said, “As a fan of the game, I am delighted to have joined forces with Guernsey FC, a local club which has long captured my imagination for its determination to perform consistently at its best and strive for excellence. The passion and spirit of the club, and its active engagement with local residents, aligns with our ambition to continually deliver an exceptional experience for our guests and ensure that our hotels become an active and integral member of the community.”
Guernsey Football Club, Chairman, Mark Le Tissier, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Hand Picked Hotels to the team as our new main club sponsor. Their support is invaluable and we look forward to working together in developing a strong partnership on the island with the support of their St Pierre Park Hotel in St Peter Port and wider hotel collection.”
Mark added, “ Similar to Hand Picked Hotels, the club continues to set high standards both on and off the pitch and with their support, over the next few years, we aim to continue to raise those standards even higher for all those involved in the club and for those in the community touched by our work.”
Hand Picked Hotels’ St Pierre Park is located just one mile from Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, and offers 131 bedrooms and suites, a newly-renovated spa and health club and the popular Pavilion Brasserie and Terrace Bar offering wonderful views of the lake and hotel grounds.
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Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally stunning country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house experience, with a contemporary twist.
The award-winning collection is renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings. There are a total of 17 classically British hotels in beautiful settings across England and Scotland and 3 Channel Island resorts, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to Yorkshire and Edinburgh.
Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 15 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Grand Jersey holding three rosettes. Ten hotels have achieved red star status which means they stand out as the very best in the British Isles. There are also ten hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation.