The owner of Cotswold Grange Hotel in Cheltenham has told Boutique Hotelier of plans to investment in the boutique business over the next 12 months, with a garden expansion and restaurant development on the cards.
Speaking to BH, co-owner Nirav Sheth said that the aim was to ‘get on the map’ and push the food and drink side of the business with a £150k investment, as they celebrate 10 years of ownership of the 20-bedroom hotel.
The hospitality newcomers, as they were a decade ago, have recently refurbished the restaurant and welcomed a new chef just one month ago.
The restaurant now boasts a light and airy feel, with lighting from Tom Dixon and murals from a local supplier in Stroud, having been designed by Nirav and his partner Dhruti themselves.
With growth firmly on the agenda, the pair are hoping to encourage more local diners to visit and establish a strong F&B business, as the hotel’s drives towards a 2 AA Rosette rating.
Now Cotswold Grange will see the addition of a small lounge in the restaurant as the dining space is slightly reconfigured and the landscaping of the gardens to create a ‘country manor feel’.
“We still have a few ongoing projects,” explains Nirav, “We want to develop our dinner offering but also want to go for the private dining and exclusive use market more as well.
“We are looking to get to a comfortable 2 AA Rosette rating , but we don’t want to chasing awards, we just want to get on the map,” he adds. “We just want to become known for a good level of food here and appeal to a wide range of people.
“Occupancy will end this year on over 80%; in the summer, we are doing some months at 92%.”