Red Carnation buys second Guernsey hotel

03 October 2011 by
Red Carnation buys second Guernsey hotel

The three-star, 76-bedroom Duke of Richmond hotel in Guernsey is to be upgraded to a four-star property after its acquisition by multi-award-winning Red Carnation Hotels.

Situated in St Peter Port, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Old Government House Hotel & Spa (OGH), an existing member of Red Carnation Hotels, which earlier this summer became Guernsey's first and only five-star property. The group now has 14 hotels in the UK, South Africa, Florida, Switzerland and Guernsey.

Beatrice Tollman, the president and founder of Red Carnation, will now direct an extension refurbishment of the hotel, which will include the addition of a second restaurant.

Managing director of Red Carnation, Jonathan Raggett, said the transformation of the hotel to a four-star property will make a brilliant sister to the five-star OGH.

"We welcome general manager Stephen Purtill and his team to the Red Carnation family," he said. "We will be supporting them with additional staff and providing them with access to our full training programme to ensure that the Red Carnation guest service ethos, which is integral to our business and our success, runs throughout all operations at the Duke."

Purtill said it was fantastic for the team at the Duke of Richmond to be part of such an admired brand. "We're pleased that the Red Carnation management team appreciate the existing quality and further potential of the hotel and we're looking forward to bringing new levels of comfort, luxury and service to our guests here," he said.

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