The first phase of the recent refurbishments of Seckford Hall reveal a stricking blend of contemporary and tasteful styling.
This beautiful hotel, which dates back to the 15th century, has been extensively renovated and sympathetically expanded, as part of a refurbishment programme which will be ongoing over the next 18 months.
Covering the ground floor guest areas, including the restaurant, new conference and lounge facilities in the East Wing and the addition of a new Taittinger Champagne and Cocktail bar, the refurbishment has added a fresh and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
The new owners' vision is to ensure the hotel realises it's full potential through a complete refurbishment of the hotel, bedrooms and restaurant is becoming a reality. Operations Director, Mark Suddes is at the helm, working alongside local architects, Mike Ashton, Carters, interiors expert Sarah Foster and English Heritage.
The hotel reception has been moved to an open plan area to include up to date check-in facilities, which is particularly important for the many business travellers and conference delegates staying at the hotel.
The new restaurant named 1530, which opened to great success, serves a wide variety of fresh, locally sourced, home made food available at breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and light meals during the day.
The addition of the Mulberry Suite provides a function area suitable for an intimate wedding, private dinners, company celebrations and conferences, seating up to 40 guests. The Mulberry Suite overlooks the gardens with doors onto a beautiful reclaimed York Stone terrace, with space for a large marquee. A stunning location for any event.
The East Wing includes a new executive boardroom for up to 16 guests, and is also suitable for private functions and dinners too. A new lounge area has also been completed which again overlooks the gardens and terrace area.
The new intimate snug bar will be completed by the end of September and plans have been submitted to transform the leisure club, in the Tudor Tithe Barn on the grounds of the hotel. The Spa at Seckford Hall will have a range of treatment rooms, a swimming pool, gym and spa.
Mark Suddes, Operations Director commented: “We are very pleased with all of the areas that have benefited from refurbishment, not only with the décor and ambiance but the improvement in services on offer to our guests. We implemented the refurbishment in stages, carefully timing these stages to minimise disruption to our guests and customers.”
He added: “I would also like to thank everyone involved with the refurbishment who have worked tirelessly over the past 3 months to make sure it was completed on time by the first week in September. I would also like to say a special thank you to Patti Mulcahy, the Mayor of Woodbridge who officially opened our VIP event on Monday evening.”
Press release by Mill River Publicity
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