Dormy House in the Cotswolds has become a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), as the brand announces the latest additions to its 2014 portfolio.

"Dormy House encompasses everything we celebrate about independent hotels – charm, character, charisma and incredible attention to detail from the interiors to the service," says Paul Kerr, CEO for Small Luxury Hotels of the World. "We are pleased to add it to our highly curated collection of hotels.”

Dormy House, above the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway, re-opened in the Autumn following a multi-million refurbishment and striking transformation.  Since the early 17th century, the original farmhouse has stood; first as a family home and for the past 36 years as a much-loved family-owned hotel.

It has re-emerged with two new restaurants led by Head Chef, Paul Napper and stunning interiors by London-based Todhunter Earle. The refurbishment completes with the opening of The House Spa in February 2014 - a brand new destination spa for the Cotswolds by award-wining spa designers Sparcstudio, Howard Spa Consulting and English skincare brand, Temple Spa.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has 520 of the world’s finest small luxury independent hotels, in more than 70 countries. Established in 1991, the brand’s aim is to celebrate the individuality of each hotel and select outstanding properties that deliver on excellent service.

Andrew Grahame, chief executive of Dormy House, says: “We are thrilled to be joining Small Luxury Hotels. It is a great honour for the team and further endorses our strong values as an independently-run hotel.  As Dormy House enters this new era our focus remains in striving to provide comfort, good food and drink, attention to detail and an unparalleled guest experience.”