Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire has been restored following a £4.5m transformation of the hotel’s bedrooms, public areas and reception, restaurant and bar.
The new look is set to be unveiled to the public tomorrow, when the Tudor countryside gem, part of the award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection, will reopen.
The four red star Grade-I listed hotel boasts an extensive history, with Fawsley Hall welcoming Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII among others, in its heyday. It has now undergone a vigorous restoration programme, with its Tudor Great Hall redecorated with a new look, complete with fresh furniture and soft furnishings.
The reception, restaurant, bar and lounge areas have been redesigned, with new interior detail and refurbishment of all the function rooms, the conservatory, ground floor areas and bedrooms throughout the Main House and Georgian Knightley Court. The Spa has also had a facelift with new equipment and fittings.
Julia Hands, chairman and chief executive of Hand Picked Hotels, said: “Fawsley Hall was built by the Knightley family for entertaining and our restoration programme has enhanced the Hall as a country house designed for pleasure and relaxation. There has been great interest in the period, inspired by the historical novels by Hilary Mantel, and we look forward to welcoming guests for leisure, weddings or business to enjoy our outstanding example of a Tudor manor.”