UK: Barnsdale Hall Hotel has rebranded as Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa as it nears the end of an extensive refurbishment programme, which has seen the hotel transformed during lockdown.
The hotel, which has been temporarily closed, has used the opportunity to push ahead with an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment programme.
Ahead of its re-opening, the hotel has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, which includes a new name, website and updated brand colours, as well as a new crest logo that nods to Rutland’s rich heritage and the hotel’s new owners.
The hotel’s public areas, including the main hall and reception, as well as the newly refurbished bar and restaurant are undergoing transformation. Updates to the hotel’s bedrooms are nearing completion as part of the large-scale refurbishment implemented under its new ownership.
The restaurant at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa has revealed a new menu of dishes prepared by recently appointed executive head chef, Sumit Chakrabarty. He said: “I’m delighted to have joined the culinary team at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa, especially at this exciting time of transformation. I’m currently working with management on building a strong kitchen team that, I hope, will inspire each other’s creativity and ultimately enable us to establish Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa as the go-to destination for food and drink in this area.”
As well as updates to the hotel’s internal spaces, Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa is making changes to much of its landscape and grounds, which feature tennis courts, an 18-hole crazy golf course and views over Rutland Water. Other leisure facilities include a spa, swimming pool, gym and an on-site hair salon – a new addition to the hotel since the pandemic.
John Higham, director and general manager of the hotel, said: “The team has been working towards this moment for many months and we are thrilled to finally reveal the details of our rebranding to Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa. With the hotel under new ownership and much of its offering being reimagined and refurbished during the lockdown, it seemed the perfect time for a complete brand overhaul. Although reopening with a different name, a crisp new look and upgraded facilities, our dedication to providing guests with an unforgettable experience remains unchanged. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and giving them the chance to experience the new and improved Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa first-hand.”