An expanding hotel group has unveiled the completion of phase one of its ambitious £1.2m makeover at its new acquisition in Gloucestershire.
Veritas Hotel Group is owned by Aidan and Sarah Stevens, who took over Stratton House Hotel last summer and have now finalised the refurbishment of 13 of its bedrooms.
The 17th century venue was taken over by the pair in July 2016, to run alongside their other property, the St Andrews Town Hotel in Droitwich, Worcestershire which they purchased in 2012.
Five further bedrooms will be completed by the end of April, with the hotel’s drawing room, reception area and nine more bedrooms being refurbished by the middle of June, taking the total bedroom count up to 27.
Plans remain in place to update the restaurant and bar later this year and the hotel’s WiFi network has already been upgraded.
Aidan Stevens, director of Veritas Hotel Group said: “When we took over the hotel last July we said we wanted to re-establish Stratton House, not only as a tourist destination and a venue for corporate guests and weddings, but also placing it back into the heart of the community.
“Since then, with the fantastic support of our team, we have started to attract those new guests. With phase one of the refurbishment now completed, I think people can see how serious we are about cementing Stratton House’s reputation as a top Cotswolds hotel.”
Stevens thanked the local community for their interest in the Stratton House refurbishment plans – saying they have received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback on the work undertaken so far.
Stratton House, on the town’s Gloucester Road, was originally the home of 17th century wool merchants, the Masters family. It remained a private home until 1947 when it became a hotel.