Vil­lage ho­tel given a £20 mil­lion re­vamp

Bell­house now to be known as a Crowne Plaza

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­

A VIL­LAGE ho­tel is set to re­open fol­low­ing a £20m re­fur­bish­ment un­der a new name.

The ho­tel, on Ox­ford Road, was for­merly known as the Bell­house Ho­tel, but will open its doors as the Crowne Plaza Ger­rards Cross this au­tumn fol­low­ing the work.

A stage by stage re­fur­bish­ment, the wave spa and the 138 bed­rooms have al­ready been com­pleted.

This means that the ho­tel it­self has been op­er­a­tional through­out the re­fur­bish­ment.

The of­fi­cial re­open­ing, com­plete with the name change, is set for Septem­ber, to co­in­cide with the com­ple­tion of the meet­ings and events space. BMW Group com­pany De­signworks have been com­mis­sioned to cre­ate this con­fer­ence space, which con­sists of two con­fer­ence and ban­quet­ing spa­ces, six meet­ing rooms, a cre­ative at­tic, break­out bar and a land­scaped gar­den.

Part of the restora­tion works have also in­cluded a restau­rant and bar, which will be called 1269, to open in July.

Named af­ter the year Bea­cons­field was given a char­ter al­low­ing an an­nual mar­ket for trad­ing live­stock, the head chef will be Dean Crews, for­merly of the Char­ing Cross Ho­tel, Lon­don, and fea­tures in­clude a whisky vault and a freshly hung meat dis­play.

This will have been de­signed by in­te­rior de­sign com­pany Su­per­futures and will spe­cialise in live­stock, game and butcher-style prepa­ra­tions.

The spa and well­ness cen­tre opened in May and of­fers an ar­ray of treat­ments com­plete with juice bar.

Gen­eral manager David Jones said: “Fol­low­ing an ex­cit­ing and ex­ten­sive re­fur­bish­ment pro­gramme and in­au­gu­ra­tion into the Crowne Plaza fold, we hope to of­fer new and re­turn­ing guests a qual­ity and trusted ser­vice with a very dis­tinct iden­tity.”

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