The acquisition includes the Fermain Valley and Ziggurat hotels in Guernsey and The Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney, taking the group’s portfolio to 22 hotels across the UK and the Channel Islands.
Fermain Valley is an established resort hotel in Guernsey’s St Peter Port, with 49 bedrooms – including four stunning tree house suites – as well as a swimming pool and a private cinema. The hotel has three busy restaurants; The Rock Garden Steakhouse, Ocean Greek Eats and Mexican restaurant Buho, as well as a popular tea room affording breath-taking sea views from its elevated position overlooking the bay. Ziggurat is a quirky boutique hotel with 14 bedrooms located in the heart of St Peter Port town.
Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney is the only 4-star hotel on the island and offers 27 bedrooms and a selection of restaurants and bars including beachside terraces and a contemporary new cocktail bar.
Each of the hotels within Hand Picked has been personally selected by the group’s owner, Chairman and CEO Julia Hands, for its unique features and compelling proposition for leisure breaks, holidays, celebrations and events. Each offers something individual, be it a tranquil countryside or coastal location, a fascinating history, charming interiors or a striking architectural design that gives it characte r and personality.
Julia commented: “We are delighted to have acquired these authentic destination hotels in Guernsey and Alderney which perfectly complement our existing resort hotels in the Channel Islands – St Pierre Park in Guernsey and Jersey’s L’Horizon Beach and Grand Jersey hotels. Each of these hotels has a presence and a purpose within its community, and is supported by a passionate and dedicated team with exceptional local knowledge to inspire our guests on their island visit.”