28. June 2011 16:17
Guests can now bath in luxury thanks to a grant from the Shropshire Tourism Grant Scheme. The Hundred House Hotel is perhaps more famous for its food than its rooms but that could change following a major refurbishment programme.
We have been fortunate to receive a £10,000 grant from the Shropshire Tourism Grant Scheme towards our investment of over £100,000 to transform 9 bedrooms and bathrooms. The grant scheme was designed to help tourism businesses across Shropshire raise quality and increase popularity.
Tim King from Shropshire Council who has been administering the scheme said,
“We know the quality of bathrooms and bedrooms can make a huge difference to occupancy rates, return rates and referrals. This in turn helps the rest of the local tourism economy. We’re really pleased The Hundred House Hotel and their guests have been able to benefit from the grant scheme”.
With poor exchange rates and the cost of travelling abroad rocketing many people are now looking to the UK for weekend breaks. Henry Phillips explained why investing now while others are cutting back was important for The Hundred House Hotel,
“With review websites like Trip Adviser often being the first place someone goes when looking for hotel accommodation it’s vital we get good reviews to boost our ranking. I’m delighted to say this is already starting to have an impact. Our rooms have always been quirky with each having a swing hanging from the beams. Now the ‘rain showers’ and roll top Victoria and Albert baths add a distinctive air of tradition and luxury”.
The Hundred House Hotel has been run independently by the Phillips family since 1986 and has been awarded 2 rosettes for quality of food. Images of the refurbishment can be seen at Facebook.com/HundredHouse.