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Chairman and CEO of Hand Picked Hotels

Julia's Blog As owner of Hand Picked Hotels Julia is the driving force behind the unique style of Hand Picked Hotels and the atmosphere of relaxed luxury that is prevalent in all properties.

Working day with a difference

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Taking time out of the office could be the best investment you could make in your business

Meetings alfresco at Hand Picked Hotels

Now, more than ever, companies feel that they need to get the best performance from their employees. Someone once said that it’s not the hours you put in your work that count, it’s the work you put in the hours. It is widely accepted that focus from leadership and business teams improves greatly when they are taken out of their own office environment. All businesses want to ensure that they get the maximum return on any investment and gaining tangible results from a meeting or conference for employees has never been more important.


L'Horizon Hotel & Spa in Jersey

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Located on one of the most beautiful beaches

L'Horizon Hotel & Spa Jersey

One of my favourite places to have lunch is on the terrace at L’Horizon. You are right on the beach on the wide sweep of St Brelade’s Bay. With glorious fresh air and the tide lapping gently on the sand, this is the perfect setting to enjoy some locally caught seafood. The food writer Elizabeth David extolled the simple delights of an omelette and a glass of wine. 

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