Hand Picked Hotels can confirm that contracts have now been exchanged on the purchase of Fermain Valley Hotel and Ziggurat Hotel in Guernsey and the Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney, subject to regulatory approval.

Julia Hands, CEO and Chairman of Hand Picked Hotels - owner and operator of St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in St Peter Port - commented:

"We are delighted to be acquiring these authentic destination hotels in the Bailiwick and very pleased to welcome their experienced and dedicated team members into the Hand Picked family. The hotels beautifully complement our collection of 19 individual hotels in locations that excite and inspire. I look forward to introducing them to our guests and building upon a legacy so wonderfully established by their previous owner Derek Coates, who sadly passed away last year."

Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey
Ziggurat Hotel, Guernsey
Braye Beach Hotel, Alderney

About Hand Picked Hotels 

Hand Picked Hotels was founded in 2001 by owner, Chairman and CEO, Julia Hands MBE.  Julia’s love of historical buildings, the English countryside, local food, and good wine inspired her dream to own a collection of hotels that would celebrate these passions, and invite others to share in them.   It was important to Julia from the outset that guests could feel at home at Hand Picked, whether it was for a romantic escape, a corporate retreat, a magical wedding celebration or a chance to simply enjoy some rest and relaxation.  

Hand selecting unique properties from Scotland to The Channel Islands, and overseeing the re-development and interior design of each one, Julia has created a group that comprises 19 distinctive hotels, each offering an abundance of character and charm in locations inviting plenty to see, do and explore.   Whilst each hotel within the family-owned hotel group is individual, consistency of service runs central to the brand’s DNA, so guests can expect a personalised service delivered with genuine warmth and a welcoming smile to exude the Hand Picked values of family, community, initiative and individuality.