Having spent£670 000 in the past three years into upgrading its bedrooms, corridors and main events space – the Barton Suite – the hotel has just completed refurbishment to its eight guest rooms in the adjacent Garden House.
It is available to guests wishing to book larger groups such as private parties, weddings and conferences.
Designed by the hotel’s sister company, Barton Grange Landscapes, the gardens have been laid out with new shrubs, flowers, paving and lighting, to offer couples the option of hosting an al fresco wedding drinks reception.
The space has the capacity to hold up to 200 people for a private drinks party or corporate cocktail evening, and can be a venue for a marquee seating 240 people.
Daniel Rich, general manager, said: “The final stages of the changes are about ensuring that the hotel is very much the ‘go to’ destination for event organisers, wedding couples and leisure visitors to the local area.
“The opening of our leisure club’s spa services will give us scope to expand our customer base even further. At the moment it is a strong, growth sector and will enable the Hotel to attract a wider range of leisure travellers.
“We are continuing to build on our success as the year progresses, with a growth in our events business of 20%, and our accommodation continues to show a strong performance with average room rates up by 10% on last year.
“These are firm foundations on which to continue to develop the business and I am confident that the investment in further upgrades will play a huge part in seeing the hotel achieve greater success moving forwards.”