Luxury Cotswold hotel undergoes major facelift for 10th anniversary

Ellenborough Park on the outskirts of Cheltenham is refurbishing its 61 bedrooms and brasserie with work set to be completed for the Gold Cup 2023.

By Emma Luther  |  Published

Gloucestershire's only five-star country house hotel, Ellenborough Park, has begun extensive renovations to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Work on the hotel's 61 bedrooms and Horse Box Brasserie is being done in stages with refurbishments starting this month and set to finish in March 2023 - ready for Cheltenham's Gold Cup week.

The 15th century country estate and luxury spa, set in 90 acres of parkland, is a short walk away from the racecourse that attracts thousands to the town every year.

Designs for the hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds aim to revive the history and grandeur of the historic building.

Bedrooms will be dressed with lavish fabrics, elegant wall-coverings, plush carpets and country chic furnishings.

Each room has its own identity, embracing Cotswold-appropriate colour-schemes with names like blossom, wildflower, chrysanthemum, gingham and rustic.

The Horse Box Brasserie has also undergone a complete transformation with soft leather brocades, low lighting, tartan flooring and tweed fabrics.  

General manager of Ellenborough Park, Marwan Hemchaoui, said: ‘Planning this project began long before the pandemic, so it feels even more special to fulfill now.

'We are very proud of Ellenborough’s growth over the past few years, and these new bedrooms are a fitting celebration of our 10 year anniversary.'

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