First-class lux­ury all round

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

HEADS were turned, not least by this strik­ing pea­cock mask, as the Crowne Plaza in Ger­rards Cross opened it's doors in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion to celebrate a £20m re­fur­bish­ment.

A GER­RARDS Cross ho­tel which has been re­vamped and re­branded has of­fi­cially opened its doors to the public.

The Crowne Plaza in Ox­ford Road, pre­vi­ously The Bell­house, cel­e­brated in style on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 24 fol­low­ing its £20m re­fur­bish­ment.

A num­ber of lo­cal dig­ni­taries in­clud­ing Mayor of Bea­cons­field John Read, county, dis­trict and town coun­cil­lors went along to the event along with 200 other guests and gen­eral man­ager David Jones.

Ger­rards Cross Parish Coun­cil chair­man Chris Brown, who was at the open­ing on Thurs­day, said: “It’s su­per, it re­ally is nice to see.

“They have done a fan­tas­tic job. It’s a re­ally good as­set to the area.

“It’s re­ally nice to have these fa­cil­i­ties, and thanks very much for the hos­pi­tal­ity. It was re­ally nice and we re­ally en­joyed our­selves. We hope to be back.”

He added: “It’s the sort of thing we need. It’s a good as­set for the area.

“It’s su­per lovely, nicely done and I’m glad to see it has im­proved, and it’s good that peo­ple are in­vest­ing in the area. It’s ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Mayor of Bea­cons­field John Read said: “It was very good, and I thought it was su­perb to see a firm in­vest­ing quite so heav­ily in South Bucks.”

He added: “I thought it was great fun.”

Visi­tors en­joyed drinks and snacks, while look­ing at what the site has to of­fer, which in­cludes 138 bed­rooms, as well as a wave spa, sauna, steam room and swimming pool.

Mr Read said: “It was a re­ally good, fun evening and a wealth of peo­ple from around the area were rep­re­sented. There seemed to be quite a wide va­ri­ety of peo­ple in and around Ger­rards Cross.”

The ho­tel also fea­tures a gym, ex­er­cise suites and a host of fit­ness classes.

David Jones, gen­eral man­ager at the ho­tel said: “I am de­lighted to welcome all guests to ex­pe­ri­ence our newly opened ho­tel, which we are in­cred­i­bly proud of.

"Fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tions, the Crowne Plaza Ger­rards Cross ho­tel is al­most unrecognisable from it’s for­mer self, The Bell­house, and now of­fers ev­ery­thing guests could wish for from lux­u­ri­ous spa treat­ments to first-class din­ing.

“We are con­fi­dent that the in­au­gu­ra­tion into the Crowne Plaza port­fo­lio will place the ho­tel as a premier des­ti­na­tion on the out­skirts of Lon­don.”

To find out more about the ho­tel, go to www.cpger­rard­

The in­au­gu­ra­tion into the Crowne Plaza port­fo­lio will place the ho­tel as a premier des­ti­na­tion on the ouskirts of Lon­don

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