Kent’s Hythe Imperial hotel has scored top marks from AA inspectors and is celebrated an improved grading following the property’s recent refurbishment.
The four-star hotel, situated on the Kent coast, has been undergoing an extensive £1m refurbishment since December 2016, with its bedrooms, housekeeping and hospitality given an upgrade.
Now the AA has praised the property’s new look, giving the Hythe Imperial an improved rating of 80% (up from 77%), close to the top band of 84% for four-star hotels.
The hotel’s new Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar has now launched, with inspectors saying that ‘the quality of accommodations has improved significantly with modern decor, well coordinated soft furnishings and plenty of detail in the configuration’.
The hotel’s Coast restaurant also retained its AA Rosette.
Jade Clark, acting general manager of the Hythe Imperial said the AA findings reflected the hard work put in to the ongoing refurbishment of the hotel, with work on the final floor of bedrooms due to begin later this year.
“To retain our Rosette and see our AA rating rise to 80% and so be among the upper level for four star hotels is so encouraging for all the team here who work so hard to provide the best service possible for our guests.”
Hythe Imperial is home to 98 bedrooms, luxury spa and 18-hole golf course.