Ho­tel re­mains shut for July

West Sussex County Times - - News -

An his­toric ho­tel on the edge of Hor­sham has an­nounced that it will not re­open this month.

The Ciss­wood House Ho­tel at Lower Beed­ing - orig­i­nally built in 1928 for the then chair­man of Har­rods - says it has made the de­ci­sion ‘with a heavy heart.’

But it says it will review its de­ci­sion at the end of July.

Ear­lier this year a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to de­mol­ish the ho­tel to make way for 50 flats was turned down by Hor­sham District Coun­cil.

Ho­tel di­rec­tor Clive Lewis, in a mes­sage on the ho­tel’s web­site last week, said: “Af­ter care­fully con­sid­er­ing the Gov­ern­ment re­open­ing guide­lines and hav­ing had much de­lib­er­a­tion, con­sid­er­a­tion and many con­ver­sa­tions within the team, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the de­ci­sion not to re­open in July.

“We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and fol­low the Gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ments and we will review the de­ci­sion at the end of July.

“When we do re­open we want our guests to en­joy a re­laxed stay, make use of our leisure fa­cil­i­ties and beauty sa­lon, en­joy one of our highly pop­u­lar events or cel­e­brate a mar­riage in style, un­der cur­rent reg­u­la­tions we just can­not of­fer th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences ei­ther at all or in a way that would be close to the ex­pe­ri­ence we would wish you to have.”

He added: “The en­tire team are cur­rently fur­loughed so we will be un­able to re­spond to any email in­di­vid­u­ally un­til we re­open.

“We can­not wait to wel­come you back to the ho­tel when we re­open.”

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