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Dormy House to re-open following major transformation

Dormy House `handed back`

Welcome back! Phil Wynn, managing director of Zenith Limited (right) hands back Dormy House to general manager, David Field, watched by Dormy staff.

Dormy House Hotel near Broadway in Worcestershire re-opens to guests on Friday (2 August) as the first phase of its transformation is successfully completed. The popular Cotswolds hotel will open from midday, ready for lunch.

A £10 million refurbishment programme by Cotswold architect Tony d’Alton and construction company Zenith has been underway since March. It will also see the creation of a brand new House Spa, due to open in January 2014.

In time for Friday’s re-opening, guests will be able to enjoy a new restaurant, the Garden Room, with seating for up to 70 and a new bar, The Potting Shed, which will serve traditional rustic British fare with the best of local ingredients.

Twenty-three of 40 new bedrooms have been specially designed by key partner, the acclaimed interior designer Emily Todhunter of Todhunter Earle.

Emily has created bespoke fabric designs and one-off pieces of furniture with a hint of retro and a touch of Scandinavian chic throughout the hotel.

Her designs include three large lounges to welcome guests, The Red, The Blue and The Yellow, which feature wood burning stoves, wood panelling and antique mirrors.

The Garden Room restaurant, meanwhile, will look onto a new flower garden being created for the Dormy by the award-winning gardener and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw. The restaurant’s à la carte menu will provide a choice of starters, mains and desserts from a set price of £40, along with a `Trust Me` menu with wines to match. As a mark of its intent, Dormy House has agreed partnerships with a number of leading British brands.

Long established UK wine merchant, Corney & Barrow, will supply a range of quality wines and drinks. The house champagne will be provided by Veuve Cliquot. Temple Spa is providing a range of bespoke treatments for the House Spa; while the award-winning London clothing designer Fashionizer has created traditional English country style uniforms for the Dormy team.

David Field, general manager at Dormy House said: “When guests start arriving at the Dormy from Friday, we want them to leave their cares behind. We are working with the best partners in the business to deliver the level of product and service that our guests expect.

“The renovations retain much of the hotel’s original charm including oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone and flagstone flooring, while creating a glamorous new look for the future. We can’t wait to unveil the changes and welcome our guests.”