Barnett Hill Hotel, the newest acquisition from Alexander Hotels, has been given top marks by reviewers following a visit, despite the property being in the throes of a huge refurbishment.
It was announced in October 2016 that Utopia Leisure had acquired the property, the parent company of Alexander Hotels and Utopia Spas which operates three boutique hotels in the Southern counties.
The Queen Anee-style property is situated in 26 acres of the Surrey Hills and currently features 58 bedrooms and 19 conference rooms, which are being reduced in number to make way for new suites during the 18-month transformation period.
While reviewers from the Daily Mail noted there was a lot of ‘banging and whizzing of electric screwdrivers’ they also commented that ‘staff are all fired up and genuinely enthusiastic about the future’.
The historic property was first built in 1905 when the grandson of Thomas Cook built the house from scratch for £33,000.
The hotel’s transformation is aiming to be complete by the end of the year.