The Eastbury Hotel, recently acquired by hoteliers Peter & Lana de Savary, has been accredited a four-star rating by the AA following an extensive refurbishment.
Following an inspection earlier this week, the 22-bedroom boutique hotel in Sherborne was applauded for its warm atmosphere, strong team spirit, food standards, restaurant service and reception team.
Dominee Worman, general manager, praised each valued member of the team for contributing to this accolade.
Peter de Savary said: “I am delighted for Dominee and the wonderful team at The Eastbury. They are young, enthusiastic and professional and have improved standards dramatically in a short space of time.
“This bodes very well for the future and I am excited by what we can achieve once the new Hobbit House Spa and new Potting Shed Garden Suites complete the new-look Eastbury next year. Whilst we now have a four-star hotel rating, we aim to offer a friendly five-star experience.”
The hotel will launch its ‘Hobbit House’ spa and five new ‘Potting Shed’ garden suites in 2019.
The spa building, designed as a Hobbit House, is built from stone and complete with sedum and moss roof and a circular doorway. It will consist of two treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room, exercise area and private relaxation space.
Peter de Savary has 40 years’ experience of owning and operating luxury hotels and clubs within the UK and internationally.
Current hotels and inns in the collection include; Cary Arms & Spa, South Devon; The Bradley, Cheltenham; Merry Harrier, Surrey; Mount Cinnamon Resort, Grenada; and other UK hotels. Past projects have included: the St. James’s Clubs; Skibo Castle; Bovey Castle; Cherokee Plantation; Carnegie Abbey Club; the Abaco Club and the Old Swan & Minster Mill, amongst many others.