Articles tagged with: Country House Indulgence

Nov05

Passionate about food and wine

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Passionate about food and wine

Villa Saletta
We are passionate about food and wine at Hand Picked Hotels. Each wine on our list has been hand-picked – I taste and select them all.
Mar13

A Georgian Celebration

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Georgian Celebrations and Heritage Breaks

Hand Picked Hotels wins AA Hotel Group of the Year award
2014 heralds the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the most celebrated period in architecture following the accession to the throne of George I. The Georgian era spanned over 100 years to 1830 and influenced the design and building of many grand country houses.
Jan17

New Year, New You!

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Spa & well being

Hand Picked Hotels wins AA Hotel Group of the Year award
The first months of the New Year make us all think about a fresh start and doing things differently. January and February are always a busy time in our spas and health clubs, with people looking to improve fitness and make time for relaxation.
Nov11

Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath

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Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath

Hand Picked Hotels wins AA Hotel Group of the Year award
We always emphasise that we hand pick our hotels. In the case of Bailbrook House Hotel, I feel almost as if Bath chose us and trusted us with the restoration of a mansion which has been part of the city since the 18th century. This is our first city hotel.
Oct17

AA Hotel Group of The Year

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AA Hotel Group of the Year

Hand Picked Hotels wins AA Hotel Group of the Year award
As CEO of Hand Picked Hotels I take a keen interest in feedback from our guests. I read all the correspondence from guests which comes to our Head Office in Sevenoaks whether it contains compliments or a complaint. I find that this gives me a real insight into life on the ground in the hotels. It also gives me a wealth of anecdotes on the lengths our Hand Picked team members go to in order to deliver Hand Picked service to our guests.
Aug30

Hand Picked Weddings

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Fairytale weddings at Hand Picked Hotels

Hand Picked Weddings
Weddings are a very special time to gather family and friends together. With guests travelling from all over the country and further afield, we offer the opportunity for the bride and groom to have exclusive use of a Hand Picked Hotel – and make the most of the full country house experience.