'Most luxurious hotel' in Tunbridge Wells to open

Tunbridge Wells' 'most luxurious hotel' will open next year, promising to address the 'dearth of conferencing space' in the Kent town.

One Warwick Park hotel, Tunbridge Wells
One Warwick Park hotel, Tunbridge Wells

Combining the existing 10-room Brew House Hotel with the Old School House, adjacent buildings and a new-build complex, the new 38-room One Warwick Park will welcome its first guests in summer 2016.

The property, work on which started in August 2013, will boast a main 143sqm function room seating 120 people in a theatre-style layout. An adjoining break-out area will house a screen, projector and PA equipment.

A restaurant serving modern European cuisine will offer private dining space for up to 12 people for smaller meetings.

Hotel manager Sarah Freeman said: "Following feedback from our local business clients, we realised that there was a real dearth of conferencing space available in the town centre. One Warwick Park will offer meeting spaces for local businesses and will be perfectly placed for meeting clients from London, being just five minutes’ walk from Tunbridge Wells railway station."

The hotel will recruit 60 full-time staff in the run up to opening, plus part-time roles for functions and events, and will begin hiring for key roles including operations manager, front-of-house manager and head chef this summer. It will aim to gain four-star AA accreditation but provide five-star service.

Nick Moore, group commercial director, said: "One Warwick Park will be the most luxurious hotel in Tunbridge Wells. Offering a five-star level of service, it will deliver a luxury experience to a discerning market and promises to have the 'wow' factor in spades."

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