This summer sees a double celebration for the Bromley Court Hotel as it unveils a fresh look and a new website.
The multi-million-pound transformation has been almost two years in the making and began with the refurbishment of the Garden Bar where cocktails, pre-dinner drinks and guided tastings are held.
Last summer saw the unveiling of a stunning look for its 180-cover Garden Restaurant and since then all public areas, including the lounge, reception and meeting rooms, have been given a makeover. New carpets have been laid throughout, all surfaces freshly painted, and there is new signage at the front of the hotel. The refurbishment project has also included redecoration of the majority of the hotel’s 117 bedrooms, from the single and twin rooms to its executive suites overlooking the two-acres of landscaped gardens.
The result is a lighter, contemporary feel throughout the hotel, combined with a Regency elegance – a salute to the hotel’s rich history which dates back to the early 1800s when it was built as a country estate for Baron Farnborough. Regular visitors of the time included George IV and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.
At the end of this month (June) the hotel’s revamped website goes live and mirrors the fresh new look as well as being a showcase of beautiful photography depicting the historic hotel, its meeting rooms, grounds and food.
“It has been very exciting for all the team to see the hotel transform and we are delighted to share it with our guests,” says Max Ball, managing director. “We have used local Kent-based designers who have been true to the hotel’s heritage while at the same time successfully modernising its interior.”
In a tribute to the hotel’s history, all meeting rooms have been renamed in honour of important guests of yesteryear. There is the William Pitt Room and the Macmillan Room – Harold Macmillan, former prime minister and Bromley MP, was a frequent visitor and once held a cabinet meeting at the hotel. And in an acknowledgment of the time when Bromley Court was a popular music venue hosting some of the biggest live acts, there are rooms named after David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix.
One of the smaller meeting rooms – Leona’s Room – has been named after Leona Frankel, a late aunt of the hotel’s current chairman who, as a manager, played a crucial role in the Bromley Court’s success.
Ideally located for London and all that Kent offers, Bromley Court Hotel is the largest and most established hotel in Bromley, popular for weekend breaks, business meetings and weddings. All public areas have free Wi-Fi and its flexible meeting rooms can host up to 190 delegates. Commanding a panoramic view from its location on Bromley Hill, the independently-owned hotel is just a 20-minute walk, or a five-minute taxi ride, from the town centre and a 16-minute train journey into central London.