Hand Picked Hotels, the UK’s leading independent country house hotel group, has completed a £2m refurbishment programme of its AA Four Silver Star L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey.
The renovation extends to the hotel bedrooms, function spaces, lounge areas and spa at the island’s premier beachfront hotel which is enviably positioned overlooking the golden sands of St Brelade’s Bay just ten minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from St Helier.
All 106 guestrooms and suites at the hotel - with the majority featuring balconies providing uninterrupted seas views - have been refreshed, and new electronic key systems and reverse cycle air conditioning has been installed allowing touch-of-button access and temperature control.
The hotel’s primary function suite, The Crystal Room which can accommodate up to 300 guests, and the adjoining Rose Lounge for reception drinks and afternoon teas, have both been updated with refreshed décor in neutral yet elegant tones designed against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows exposing breath-taking views out to the sea.
In addition, the impressive Drawing Room, with space for up to 50 guests, has been modernised and now includes an integrated sound system ideal for conferences, meetings and private events.
To complete the upgrade, and to make the most of the glorious Channel Islands sunshine, a new sun terrace has been developed adjacent to the 15m indoor swimming pool offering new relaxed-style lounge seating ideal for sipping a glass of wine, enjoying a light bite or soaking up the sun. Further enhancements to the hotel’s award-winning health club and spa include upgraded changing rooms and new power showers.
Simon Miller, General Manager at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa, commented, “At L’Horizon, we are fortunate to occupy one of the most impressive spots on the island and proud to have built a solid reputation as the leading hotel in Jersey for beachside relaxation and special events that ‘wow’ our guests. I am delighted this refurbishment programme is now complete, providing an enhanced offering for our valued guests that allows them to make the most of the summer sun we have here in Jersey and the unique views from our hotel.”
L’Horizon was originally built in 1850 by George Hicks, a colonel in the Benhal Army, and today the hotel has 4 AA silver stars, 2 AA rosettes in its restaurant, The Grill, 106 bedrooms including four feature suites and a purpose-built state-of-the-art health club and spa with an indoor pool, a sleep room and six treatment rooms offering Elemis beauty and holistic therapies.
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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.