Lancashire’s Barton Grange Hotel Tops £670,000 of Investment with Bedroom Upgrades
The Barton Grange Hotel in Preston, Lancashire is sticking to its mantra of continual development this year, with a £340 000 refurbishment of 21 bedrooms in its main house now completed, and corridor renovations to be finished by mid-September. This family-owned property has injected £670 000 of refurbishment funds into the business over the last two years, but is not stopping now, with promises to look for new ways to invest in moving its business forwards into 2017.
“It is crucial that we offer modern travellers a comfortable place to stay, alongside the warm Lancashire welcome that they will receive” said general manager Daniel Rich
“And so the corridor and bedroom project has combined upgrading the fixtures and fittings, with offering a more contemporary look and feel. Of course the number one requirement of any guest is a great night’s sleep, and so we have included handmade British EPOC mattresses on every bed. For the second most important guest requirement, excellent WIFI, the Hotel provides free high-speed internet access.”
As well as a new interior design, the refurbished bedrooms also include individual Sky TV boxes (free sports and movies in executive rooms), Ruark Bluetooth speakers and for that great morning coffee, Nespresso coffee machines in all the executive and superior rooms.
Hotel owners and Lancashire business entrepreneurs, the Topping family, have made a £670 000 investment into the Hotel since 2014, with a £250 000 investment in the refurbishment of the Hotel’s main Barton Suite and Groves meeting/training rooms in 2014-15 and £80 000 in overhauling its kitchen operations.
But there is promise of more to come says general hotel manager Daniel Rich: “We have seen over 10% growth in hotel occupancy this year, which considering our competitive local market, I am delighted with. But we can never rest on our laurels. The Hotel sector moves quickly and growing customer expectations means that we constantly have to strive to improve our guest experience. For us, this means upgrading our final bedrooms, the Garden Rooms, and then improvements to our lounge area next year.”