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Two Hand Picked Hotels shortlisted for National Fitness Awards 2016

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa and Rookery Hotel & Spa, both part of the award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection of country house and resort hotels, have been shortlisted for the National Fitness Awards 2016.

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Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Nantwich, Cheshire is amongst the final 6 hotels being considered for the Best Hotel Facility aw

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New look for St Pierre Park Hotel

A £2.5m new look for Health Club & Spa unveiled at St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Guernsey

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Following a £2.5m redevelopment at the hotel, the club has been completely reconfigured, incorporating bespoke interiors,

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Hand Picked Hotels is set to finalise sale of Derbyshire hotel to focus on expansion plans

Hand Picked Hotels has exchanged contracts to sell The Priest House Hotel, Derbyshire, as the group focuses on larger hotels for the award-winning collection.

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The Priest House Hotel is being sold to Derbyshire businessman Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton Motorcycles, based near the hotel in C

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Hand Picked Hotels awarded prestigious new AA Silver Star Awards

Four hotels in the collection achieve new status

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Hand Picked Hotels has been awarded four new AA Silver Star awards- winning more accolades in the new award ratings than any other

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Crathorne Hall Hotel unveils a £4m grand restoration

Crathorne Hall Hotel unveils a £4m grand restoration

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Historic Crathorne Hall Hotel in Yarm, North Yorkshire, will unveil a grand £4m restoration as it relaunches today (1 Octobe

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Hand Picked Hotels £2.5m new look at St Pierre Park Hotel Health Club & Spa

Hand Picked Hotels is undertaking a £2.5m refurbishment of the Health Club & Spa at St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort in Guernsey.

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The investment programme will include a new pool hall with the latest heat experiences, an outside sun terrace and hot tub and a n

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Hand Picked Hotels acquires Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa

Expansion for Hand Picked Hotels with acquisition of Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa from RBS Real Estate Asset Management

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Hand Picked Hotels has acquired Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa – expanding the award-winning country house hotel portfolio to 21 p

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Steel sailing ship docks at St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort

A striking sculpture of a clipper ship in full sail has created a grand entrance at St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort

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The sculpture was commissioned by Julia Hands, Chairman and Chief Executive, Hand Picked Hotels, from the Ratho Forge, based in Mi

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Racing driver Alex Lynn sports a dash of Tudor at Silverstone

Young British racing driver Alex Lynn will be racing at Silverstone next month, with his car in the livery of Fawsley Hall.

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The reigning GP3 champion is being backed by Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, part of the  Hand Picked Hotels collection, and a

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Bailbrook House Hotel Celebrates Two AA Rosettes Success

Hand Picked Hotels is delighted to announce Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath has been awarded two AA Rosettes

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Hand Picked Hotels is delighted to announce Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath has been awarded two AA Rosettes, following the refurbis

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Crathorne Hall Hotel re-opens for business

Historic Crathorne Hall Hotel in Yarm, North Yorkshire, will be re-opening for business on Monday 10 November following the fire that damaged part of the hotel last month.

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After a month of intensive work to get the hotel operational again, Julia Hands, Chairman and Chief Executive of Hand Picked Hotel

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£4.5 million restoration unveiled at Tudor gem Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa

A £4.5 million restoration is being unveiled today (12 March) at Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa – a Tudor gem set in the Northamptonshire countryside.

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Fawsley Hall, former family seat of the Knightley family, was mentioned in the Domesday Book and Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII

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Rookery Hall Hotel wins National Spa Award

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire, wins ‘Best Spa to go Solo’ in The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014

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Hand Picked Hotels scooped the ‘Best Spa to go Solo’ award for Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa at The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014.

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Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa wins Kent wedding award

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Kent, wins ‘Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year’ in the Kent Wedding Awards 2014

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Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, a heritage country house hotel in Fawkham Green, Kent, part of Hand Picked Hotels, has won ‘B

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Beat the January blues with an escape to the countryside

A relaxing countryside break is sure to beat the January blues

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Hand Picked Hotels, the award-winning collection of 20 country house hotels across the UK, is offering an ‘Elegant Escapes&r

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Experience the Great British Summer at Hendon Hall Hotel

Make the most of sunny afternoons and warm evenings, and feel miles away from the city, within the landscaped gardens of North London’s Hendon Hall Hotel – the perfect setting to enjoy ‘al fresco’ dining.

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The former country house was originally built in the 16th Century for David Garrick, the famous actor and manager of the Drury Lan

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Soak in Serenity with Scottish Seaweed

Ishga Treatments Launch at Norton House Hotel & Spa

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Hand Picked Hotels is to launch a new menu of indulgent spa treatments based on local skin-care range ishga, at Norton House Hotel

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A Hand Picked wine tour of Bordeaux’s exquisite 2000 vintage

Hand Picked Hotels’ Chairman and Chief Executive Julia Hands has created an outstanding list of Bordeaux wines, featuring the stellar 2000 vintage.

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Guests can enjoy the wine list at the award-winning collection of 20 country house hotels across the UK and Channel Islands. Th

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Experience Britain's Splendid Heritage This Summer

Overnight stay with a three course dinner and glass of rose wine from £155 per night across the entire Hand Picked Hotels collection

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Overnight stay with a three course dinner and glass of rose wine from £155 per night across the entire Hand Picked Hotels collect

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Recapture History with English Heritage’s Iconic Belle

Enjoy a Hand Picked Heritage Break and Free Entry to Kenwood House

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Heritage property Kenwood House in North London is soon to be in the spotlight as much-anticipated ‘Belle’ is released

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Spa expansion for L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, is undertaking an exciting refurbishment of its health club & spa facilities.

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Due for completion in May this year, the existing spa will be updated to include a wider range of state-of-the-art health, leisure

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Weddings at Bailbrook House Hotel

Space and style on offer following a £10 million restoration

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April 2014: The architecturally splendid, Grade II* listed Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath, designed by the famous architect John Ev

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Mothering Sunday Celebrations at Woodlands Park Hotel

With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat your mum by sharing a truly memorable day together at Woodlands Park Hotel

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A spectacular country retreat nestled in the Surrey countryside, Woodlands Park Hotel is a grand Victorian country house hote

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Hand Picked Hotels Showcases Three New Hotels at International Confex 2014

Hand Picked Hotels set to showcase three new hotels, now part of the award-winning collection at International Confex, taking place at Olympia London on 12 - 13 March 2014

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Following a £10 million restoration project, Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath joined the collection in autumn 2013, giving

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Celebrate The Uk's Architectural Heritage this Spring with Hand Picked Hotels

As a celebration of the Georgian era gets under way this year to mark the accession to the throne of George I, Hand Picked Hotels is hosting a Heritage Breaks promotion

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The promotion highlights the glorious architecture and history of its hotels, from Georgian gems to splendid Victorian and Edwardi

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L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa launches new spa and innovative treatments

L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa launches new spa

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Part of the Hand Picked Hotels collection, L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, is delighted t

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Mothering Sunday Celebrations at Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa

With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat your mum by sharing a truly memorable day together at Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire.

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Surrounded by 8 acres of formal grounds designed by Capability Brown, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa is a beautiful Grade I* listed

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Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday at Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon

2014 marks the 450th birthday of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare

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With special events taking place throughout the year in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Ettington Park Hotel part of the Ha

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