L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey, part of country house hotel group Hand Picked Hotels, has re-opened its outdoor terrace following a £500k refurbishment designed to make the most of its uninterrupted sea views.
The AA Four Red Star hotel, situated directly on St Brelade’s Bay, now boasts a completely upgraded 54m decked terrace featuring a relaxing lounge for up to 32 guests, a separate 66-seat dining area and a dedicated outdoor bar. The south facing terrace has also been fitted with a new sound, heating and lighting system and a retractable electric roof as well as a new glazed wind break allowing diners to enjoy stunning views of St Brelade’s famous golden sands and pristine waters whatever the weather.
The Terrace’s new lunch and dinner menus have been designed by the hotel’s Executive Head Chef, Andrew Soddy, and created to reflect The Terrace’s modern new look and relaxed décor. With a focus on seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients, the menus include a wide selection of sharing plates such as Paprika Coated Jersey Royals with red Pimento and Gherkins and a Fisherman’s Platter with potted Mackerel, smoked Trout, shell-on Crevettes and Jersey Oysters. There is also a range of grilled meat and fish as well as locally-inspired Galettes with Jersey Brie or Brittany-inspired seafood, as well as Vegetarian and Vegan dishes including Buffalo Mozzarella, Broad Bean and Pea Salad and Courgette, Tomato and Mozzarella Espetada. The Bar serves a range of cocktails, spirits, beers, fine wines and soft drinks.
Shaun McGachan, Hotel Manager at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa, commented, “We are delighted to have our amazing new Terrace open in time for the busy summer season. Being outside is a main attraction here in Jersey, so it was important to give our guests and local diners a completely new and modern alfresco dining experience that makes the most of Jersey’s fabulous sunny climate and offers guests unbeatable views of the bay.”
Shaun continued, “With the new Terrace fully up and running to complement our Atlantic Room and The Grill restaurants, I’m confident L’Horizon now offers the most compelling beachside dining proposition on the island for residents that live here and those staying with us for a relaxing, leisurely break.”
Julia Hands, Chairman and CEO of Hand Picked Hotels, added, “I am thrilled with the results of this project which has been carefully designed and executed with guest comfort and enjoyment absolutely front of mind. Not only is this a very relaxed and welcoming space but the new menu balances effortlessly with the relaxed style we were keen to emulate, with seasonal produce and local influences inspiring the range of dishes.”
The Terrace at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa is open daily from 11am until dusk from and is situated just 10 minutes from Jersey Airport and 20 minutes from St Helier.
Two night island breaks start from £258 per room per night this summer, representing a 15% saving. The package includes accommodation in a Classic Inland Room, full traditional breakfast both mornings and a three course meal on the first night. Guests also have full use of the hotel’s Spa and Health Club facilities whilst staying at the hotel. Price is per room per night, based on two people sharing a room and is subject to availability.
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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.