New General Manager for the Old Government House Hotel and Spa Guernsey

  • Date: Thursday, 13 August 2009
Red Carnation, the luxury collection of 5 and 4 star family-run boutique hotels, has appointed Andrew Chantrell as General Manager of The Old Government House Hotel and Spa in Guernsey.

The OGH, as it is affectionately known, is the most historically famous hotel in the Channel Islands. It joined the Red Carnation collection in 2008 and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment programme of public areas to include the Regency Room, Brasserie, Spa, gardens and pool deck, plus a number of bedrooms and suites. The work, completed in early 2009, has been sympathetically carried
out to retain the charm of the original, whilst offering all those modern facilities that today’s guests would expect in a luxury hotel.

Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, comments, “The appointment of Andrew Chantrell comes at a perfect time for us. We’re eager to build on the hotel’s unique heritage and restore it to its former glory to make the hotel the Number One luxury hotel in the Channel Islands. We’re delighted to have someone with Andrew’s experience and abilities on board to help us achieve this goal.”

Prior to joining Red Carnation, Andrew Chantrell was Owner/Manager of the Brue at Lydford, Somerset. Before that he had a number of very successful years with von Essen Hotels, as General Manager of the Ston Easton Park Hotel in Somerset and Congham Hall in Norfolk. “I see this as a wonderful opportunity,” he enthuses. “The Old Government House has a rich past, but I also think it holds terrific potential for the future. I’ll be doing everything I can to add a new chapter to its already illustrious story.”

Set in the heart of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, The Old Government House Hotel and Spa commands inspirational views across the harbour, out to sea and the neighbouring islands. Celebrating 150 years of hospitality, the hotel retains its timeless charm and elegance whilst combining contemporary comforts and features of a modern hotel. The 62 deluxe bedrooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool, 2 AA Rosette Governor’s Restaurant, and The Spa providing soothing treatments for both men and women, is the perfect weekend escape, where road side honesty boxes and good old-fashioned values are not a thing of the past. The Old Government House Hotel and Spa is part of Red Carnation – a boutique collection of family-run hotels.

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