Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead in West Sussex, has become the third Relais & Chateaux hotel to join the Pride of Britain consortium.
The hotel is the third to achieve dual membership (after Lucknam Park in Wiltshire and Hambleton Hall in Rutland). The addition of the four-star, 17-bedroom hotel takes the membership of Pride of Britain up to 48, close to its 50 hotel limit.
Gravetye, has undergone a £2.5m refurbishment since the hotel was acquired in 2010 by Jeremy Hosking, co-founder of the London hedge fund Marathon Asset Management, and his wife Elizabeth. The couple were long-standing guests of the hotel. Famed for its gardens originally designed by William Robinson, the property was originally opened as a hotel in 1958 by Peter Herbert.
Today Gravetye is run by managing director Andrew Thomason.
Pride of Britain chief executive Peter Hancock said: "We are extremely happy to welcome Gravetye Manor into the consortium and any of our UK clients who have yet to discover the hotel are in for a first class treat."
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