A £1 million investment will see the renovation and relaunch of a 16th century Tewkesbury Hotel.
The Tudor House Hotel was built in 1546 and is said to be one of Tewkesbury’s most important historic buildings, still bearing ‘the battle axe scars from Jacobite rioters on the Coronation of King George I in 1714’.
The Coaching Inn Group is the business behind the grand plan for the high street’s 21-bedroom historic hotel, which is also creating 30 new jobs.
The Lincolnshire-based owners said the sympathetic restoration included a remodelling of the public areas to provide a coffee shop, restaurant and bars, as well as the refurbishment of all of the bedrooms, with work expected to be completed by March 2022.
Kevin Charity, chief executive officer at Coaching Inn Group, said attracting the right staff was now a priority.
The Coaching Inn Group was listed in the Top 100 Best Large Companies to Work For in 2021, as well as running its own InnSpire training programme and chefs academy, with the company encouraging its staff to gain hospitality qualifications.
Charity said: ‘We’ve become a very people focussed business over the past four years.
‘We’re focussed on looking at what we can do better and how we as a management team can serve our people – that’s been the key.’
By Andrew Merrell