Harbour Hotels carries out significant refurbishment at its award-winning Kings Arms

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    Harbour Hotels, a group of award-winning hotels and restaurants across the South of England, has refreshed its bar space at The Kings Arms, Christchurch, Dorset, to create the town’s most contemporary venue. Re-crafting the space into a vibrant and modern food and drink destination, The Bar is the latest in a series of ambitious upgrades across the group.The existing bar space has been up-sized and re-imagined into a versatile multi-purpose area, designed to re-affirm its status as a destination hotel for premium food and drink experiences and attract local footfall as a meeting space and social spot. The newly refurbished bar joins The Kings Arms’ award-winning restaurant offering, which has scooped a Michelin Bib Gourmand for two consecutive years.

    In keeping with The Kings Arms’ philosophy of ‘fresh, seasonal and local’, the reinvigorated bar space is set to roll out the existing 15 Mile Food Menu to The Bar, with an exciting ‘15 Mile Cocktail Menu’ in partnership with local distilleries.

    New features of The Bar include a pewter-top bar, custom-made retro Edison lightbox, and Italian fireplaces.

    Mike Warren, Managing Director of Harbour Hotels, said; “The Bar signals a new era for food and drink across the South of England and exemplifies the high-end yet welcoming ethos of Harbour Hotels. The new design reflects our ambition to offer a 360 degree experience for our guests, both local and nationwide; from unrivalled locations to award-winning food and dining experiences, rooms and spa facilities.”

    The launch of The Bar follows a multi-million pound refurbishment of Salcombe Harbour Hotel, as the group look to invest across the portfolio and refresh its brand identity as an award-winning dining, rooms and spa destination on the south coast. Recently appointing the former Chief Operating Officer at Hotel Du Vin, Mike Warren, as Managing Director, the business is set to expand across the UK alongside upgrades to its existing sites.

    The Kings Arms forms part of the Harbour Hotels group, that has 5 hotels across the south coast; including Christchurch, Sidmouth, Salcombe, and St. Ives.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.02.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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