Burgh Island Hotel
The iconic Burgh Island Hotel, located on a 26-acre private island off the South Devon coast, has completed the first phase of a major multi-million-pound refurbishment staying faithful to its art deco heritage.
The renovation includes upgrading of all the public areas, as well as the gardens.
Additional bedrooms and a Spa are planned for 2020. The highly skilled team of craftsmen and trades working on the project are all local from the surrounding areas of South Devon, providing a major boost for the local economy.
The core focus of the refurbishment has been the public reception areas, The Ballroom and Palm Court Bar.
The Grand Ballroom hosts the hotel’s formal and iconic fine dining restaurant, where wearing black tie and evening dress is a prerequisite just as it was in the 1920’s.
There is also a new addition to the dining offer at the hotel with the opening of The Nettlefold Restaurant, open to non-residents and guests from 14 May 2019.
The restaurant is a fitting homage to theatre producer Archie Nettlefold, who built the Burgh Island Hotel in 1929 as a retreat for his friends and London’s social elite.
During the 1930’s and 1940’s Burgh Island Hotel was widely thought of as ‘the best hotel west of the Ritz’ and was frequented by the likes of Edward and Mrs Simpson, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie.
One of the hotel’s key features, The Beach House, has accommodated a long list of famous movie stars and media tycoons over the years.
Agatha Christie used the Beach House as a writer’s retreat. It now boasts a stylish modern interior with sophisticated facilities and stunning sea views.
Giles Fuchs, co-owner, of Burgh Island, commented “To mark Burgh Island hotel’s 90th anniversary we are delighted to undertake such an extensive refurbishment and renovation, which will be consistent with the hotel’s historic art deco design and will deliver new standards of service and contemporary luxury.
“By delivering such a major upgrade we want to secure the hotel’s future as one of the UK’s most iconic properties and one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for many years to come.”