Hotel consortium The Pride of Britain has added another property to its portfolio, taking its membership to 47 independent UK hotels.
The addition of Hambleton Hall in Rutland means the group is just three short of its self-imposed limit of 50 properties.
The hotel is the second to achieve dual membership (after Lucknam Park in Wiltshire) after Paris-based international consortium Relais & Chateaux decided to allow its British members to belong to both organisations. There is little overlap between the two groups, as one works with the global travel trade and the other focuses on marketing to UK consumers.
Owned by Tim Hart and managed by Chris Hurst, Hambleton Hall overlooks Rutland Water and has 17 bedrooms, 4 AA red stars, 4 rosettes and a Michelin star.