The Barton Grange Hotel Completes the Second Stage of its Refurbishment

15 July 2015

The Barton Grange Hotel in Preston has completed the second stage of its £500 000 refurbishment programme this month, which includes a full upgrade to its four ‘Grove’ training suites, main Barton Suite conference and event space and 51 bedrooms. 

Owned by Preston’s Topping family and renowned as one of the area’s leading independent venues, the four-star Barton Grange Hotel has completed work on its ‘Grove Suites’ – Olive, Lime, Orange and Lemon – which now provide a stylish and inspiring modern workplace for 2-14 people to meet, with each offering natural daylight and air conditioning. The Hotel’s main event space which accommodates up to 300 people theatre-style, The Barton Suite, has also undergone a complete transformation over the last month. It offers event organisers a private bar and balcony in addition to the refurbished main room, which now also includes feature lighting, new audio/PA system and the latest technology that allows the projection of event branding onto a specially designed dance floor.  

Improvements to guest rooms include décor upgrades, individual Sky TV boxes (free sports and movies in executive rooms), free hi-speed fibre Wi-Fi, handmade British EPOC mattresses for a good night’s sleep, Ruark Bluetooth speakers, and Nespresso coffee machines in all the executive and superior rooms. 

Additional refurbishment is planned to finish towards the end of 2015 with the completion of a fantastic new bar area for The Barton Suite.

Daniel Rich, general manager of the Barton Grange Hotel, said: “The completion of this second stage of refurbishment is fantastic news for our guests, and it confirms our position as a leading four star hotel and conference venue in the area.‘

He adds: ‘The quality of our service and the warmth of our welcome have always been second to none. With the new look conference facilities and some of the latest in audio-visual technology, we can offer a more contemporary style venue that better meets the needs of today’s meetings and event planners. We are all looking forward to a successful 2015 as the hotel goes from strength to strength.’


For further information please contact:
Sarah Lewis, [email protected] or 0781 792 8132
Daniel Rich, general manager, [email protected] or 01772 867091

The Barton Grange Hotel:
Once an old manor house, the 51 bedroom four-star hotel has been extended and refurbished over the years to offer a stylish, contemporary setting which still retains the comfort, charm and character of its origins.  Recently refurbished guest rooms offer individual Sky TV boxes (free sports and movies in executive rooms), free hi-speed Wi-Fi, handmade British EPOC mattresses, Ruark Bluetooth speakers, and Nespresso coffee machines in all the executive and superior rooms.

The Barton Suite and 5 meeting rooms offer versatility to host events from 2 to 300 people, and come equipped with modern audio-visual equipment including ceiling-mounted screens, LCD projectors, sound system, hearing loop, air-conditioning, adjustable lighting and complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi or wired Internet access.

Set in stunning gardens and situated in the heart of Lancashire, the Hotel is just a short distance from Preston city centre, local attractions such as Blackpool, and the Lake District is easily accessible from junction 32 of the M6. 

The ‘Walled Garden Bistro’ offers a traditional Lancashire breakfast with fresh coffees, light snacks and cocktails in the evenings, serving Lancashire food from local suppliers with a traditional home grown bistro menu using our new Inka charcoal grill.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing time in our swimming pool, sauna or work out in our mini gym, or learn to play billiards in our traditional panelled lounge. 

Barton Grange Hotel is still a family owned, the original manor house was opened in 1951 by Grandma Topping, and it was then extended by Eddie Topping in 1956 as part of Barton Grange Garden Centre which is now 2 miles away from the hotel which has its own farm shop and narrow boat marina.

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