Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2011 The Old Government House Hotel and Spa, Guernsey, (affectionately known by many simply as The OGH), is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Guernsey’s first ever five star hotel rating. The five star rating was awarded by the Department of Commerce and Employment in Guernsey (which has responsibility for tourism marketing and development on the Island), following a recent quality rating assessment. The five star rating attributed to The OGH was achieved by reaching agreed high standards of comfort, service, operations and quality facilities and recognises the commitment made by the hotel, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, to continue to consistently deliver the highest quality of guest experience. On announcing the award, Minister for Commerce and Employment, Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer said: “Congratulations to the team at The Old Government House Hotel on learning that all of their hard work has paid off and that the hotel has been awarded a five star grading, providing Guernsey with its first ever five star hotel. The addition of a five star hotel property to the Island’s portfolio allows Guernsey to rival any town, city or tourist resort on the range of accommodation offering.” Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotel Collection commented: “I am delighted that The Old Government House Hotel has been awarded the Island’s first ever five star hotel rating, and am particularly proud of all the staff who endeavour to provide guests with the highest standards of service and make every guest feel at home. Every one of our thirteen properties operates on the principle that no request is too large, no detail too small.” Andrew Chantrell, General Manager of The OGH added: “This recognition is the culmination of the hard work of not only the whole team at the hotel but also that of our President and Founder Mrs Beatrice Tollman. She is steadfast in her commitment to the guest experience, and has invested heavily in refurbishment across the hotel to help us achieve the standards befitting Guernsey’s first five star property. We’d also like to thank Guernsey’s Department for Commerce and Employment for their continued support.” Located in the heart of St Peter Port, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, is one of the best known and loved hotels on the Island. Overlooking the harbour, castle and sea, The OGH offers stunning panoramic views across to the neighbouring islands of Sark and Herm and even the French coastline on a clear day. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful private gardens, with a terrace and heated swimming pool and is an idyllic spot for relaxing, sunbathing or enjoying a cocktail. The hotel’s spa also offers luxurious treatments and a comprehensively equipped fitness centre for guests. No two guest rooms are the same, with 62 elegantly stylish and individually decorated rooms and suites, timeless elegance and splendid luxury abound at The OGH. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com.