Grade II Listed Buckinghamshire hotel, Horwood House, will reopen on 17th May 2021 following an extensive refurbishment.
New owners, ZIZ Properties, have invested circa £20m in the redevelopment of the hotel, renovating the hotel’s lounges, spa and 165 bedrooms and suites, alongside the introduction of two new dining concepts.
“Horwood House has a unique history and spectacular gardens,” says Karim Kassam, owner of ZIZ Properties. “We are breathing new life into the estate, preserving the hotel’s character but elevating the rooms, food and beverage spaces and spa, in line with modern expectations.
“Our vision is to establish Horwood House as one of the UK’s leading independent country house hotel destinations and, with the pent-up demand for staycations and weddings, we are looking forward to a busy summer and rest of the year.”
Acquired in 2019, the property has been redeveloped in partnership with design studio, ICA, to create new interior concepts throughout, informed by the hotel’s 110-year history and 38-acres of landscaped gardens.
Complementing the building’s original features while ensuring a contemporary design throughout, the scheme features original timber beam work, warm textural finishes and an earthy, muted palette to bring the outside in with references to the estate’s gardens and agricultural heritage.