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East Midlands hotel rebrands as multi-million-pound refurb continues

Barnsdale Hall Hotel, a waterside retreat in the heart of Rutland, has rebranded as Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa as it nears the end of an extensive refurbishment programme, which has seen the hotel transformed during the lockdown.

The hotel, which has been temporarily closed in line with government directives around coronavirus, has used the opportunity to push ahead with an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment programme designed to enhance the reputation of the resort's hospitality offering.

Ahead of its reopening, the hotel has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, which includes a new name, website and updated brand colours, as well as a new crest logo that nods to Rutland’s rich heritage and the hotel’s new owners.

Currently undergoing a stylish internal makeover, visitors will soon be able to enjoy the transformations undertaken in the hotel's public areas, including the main hall and reception, as well as the newly refurbished bar and restaurant (CGI pictured).

Further impressive updates to the hotel’s bedrooms are nearing completion as part of the large-scale refurbishment implemented under its new ownership.

The hotel, which is perfectly located for idyllic walks, hikes and bike rides, has also delighted pet owners by announcing that it is now officially dog-friendly, with furry friends welcome within the grounds.

Coinciding with its rebranding, the restaurant at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa has revealed an exciting new menu of dishes prepared by recently appointed Executive Head Chef, Sumit Chakrabarty.

Bringing to the role a wealth of culinary experience and fresh perspective, Chakrabarty hopes to completely reinvigorate the hotel's food offering, providing delicacies with a refined, international twist sure to be loved by both locals and visitors from afar.

Chakrabarty said, 'I’m delighted to have joined the culinary team at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa, especially at this exciting time of transformation.

'I’m currently working with management on building a strong kitchen team that, I hope, will inspire each other's creativity and ultimately enable us to establish Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa as the go-to destination for food and drink in this area'.

As well as updates to the hotel's internal spaces, Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa is making changes to much of its landscape and vast grounds, which feature tennis courts, an 18-hole crazy golf course and outstanding views over Rutland Water.

Other leisure facilities include a spa, swimming pool, gym and an on-site hair salon - a new addition to the hotel since the pandemic.

John Higham, Director & General Manager of the hotel, said, “The team has been working towards this moment for many months and we are thrilled to finally reveal the details of our rebranding to Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa.

'With the hotel under new ownership and much of its offering being reimagined and refurbished during the lockdown, it seemed the perfect time for a complete brand overhaul.”

“Although reopening with a different name, a crisp new look and upgraded facilities, our dedication to providing guests with an unforgettable experience remains unchanged. We're looking forward to welcoming guests and giving them the chance to experience the new and improved Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa first-hand,” John concluded.

Rutland Hall Hotel is now open and welcoming guests for lodge breaks and dining. The leisure facilities, such as the spa and new hair salon, are also open to guests.