The 76-bedroom Duke of Richmond hotel in Guernsey, newly acquired by the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is to close for four months in the New Year for refurbishment.
Situated in the centre of Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port, the hotel will undergo extensive improvements, overseen by Red Carnation's president and founder, Beatrice Tollman, to take it from a three-star to a four-star property. It will close on 2 January and reopen on 1 May.
There will be a new fun restaurant offering casual dining and state-of-the art open kitchen, new bar, upgrades to the meeting and banqueting space and refurbishment of some of the bedrooms and suites. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi will be introduced to all the bedrooms.
The Duke of Richmond, which was bought by Red Carnation last month, is five minutes' walk from the sister property, the Old Government House Hotel & Spa, which became Guernsey's first five-star hotel in the summer.
"Mrs Tollman and her projects team have some brilliant plans and ideas for the Duke of Richmond," said Jonathan Raggett, Red Carnation's managing director. "We are really excited about enhancing this much-loved three-star hotel and making it the best four-star on the island."
Red Carnation has 14 hotels in the UK, South Africa, Florida, Switzerland and Guernsey.
By Janet Harmer
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