Date: Friday, 05 July 2013 Located in the original old Crown offices dating from the late 18th Century, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is delighted to announce the opening of The Crown Club, the latest stylish addition to Guernsey’s social scene. Overlooking the swimming pool and gardens of the five-star Old Government House Hotel & Spa on one side and the picturesque Sunken Gardens on the other, this former collection of offices has been woven together to form an intimate venue that is unique for Guernsey. Decorated in rich regency reds, with plush fully upholstered walls and with individual antique pieces such as lanterns, chests and banquette seating, The Crown Club has been restored in keeping with these historical listed buildings while offering all the mod cons expected of a five-star establishment such as Mirror TVs, plug and play technology and complimentary wifi throughout. The bar will offer an outstanding selection of premium whiskys and British gins, Champagne, vodkas and cognacs as well as cocktails, beers and fine wines including signature blends from Bouchard Finlayson, Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s very own wine estate in South Africa. There are two outside terraces: one for enjoying a fine Cuban cigar from the range on offer in the bar and one with dining chairs and tables overlooking the swimming pool and with magnificent views across the town and harbour of St Peter Port to the sea. This terrace will have outside heaters and fountain lighting and can be accessed via the street entrance or through the Orangery-style conservatory, which is the heart of The Crown Club. The light and spacious black and white conservatory stretches the length of the building on one side and is the ideal spot for enjoying the informal light dining menu of delicious hot and cold sandwiches, such as a Guernsey lobster roll or Donald Russell beef burger, made with only the freshest, local ingredients. Guests looking for a private space or a more intimate experience have a number of options. Upstairs there are three beautifully decorated boardrooms that can accommodate between 6 to 8 people in each and, for extra special events or entertaining, there is a glass-walled wine and whisky tasting room. Andrew Chantrell, General Manager of The Old Government House Hotel & Spa (OGH), commented: “The Crown Club is going to be truly unique for Guernsey and we are very excited about being able to offer such a fantastic venue to discerning business and leisure guests. For a relatively small space, The Crown Club offers a number of options, from our outdoor terraces and the light airy conservatory to the intimacy of the plush bar, meeting rooms and the wine tasting room. It’s a beautiful building which has been sensitively restored and is a fabulous addition to The OGH. I have no doubt it will quickly establish itself in the affections of Guernsey residents and visitors alike.” Like its sister properties, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa and the Duke of Richmond Hotel, The Crown Club will deliver a discreet and personalised service in luxurious surroundings and is open for business from this week.