Burleigh Court Hotel, Minchinhampton has been sold to a trio of first-time hotel owners James & Corinna Rae and Simon Austin (former manager at the Royal Crescent, Bath) – all directors of Moonflight Ltd.
The married couple will be taking the established hotel business forward together with business partner Simon Austin at the operational helm. Simon recently left his manager position at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath to pursue the purchase of Burleigh Court together with James and Corinna – management consultants from London.
Burleigh Court Hotel is little known at present. It has 18 individually designed bedrooms and a two-rosettes restaurant. The new ownership will be rolling out a fresh approach and an inspired portfolio of new experiences including outside lounging and BBQs, wood-fire dining and in-room massages.
Simon said: “The three of us share a great passion for hospitality and knowledge of what good hosting looks and feels like. At Burleigh Court we now have the opportunity to create a place of intimate hospitality that will be truly special”.
Simon adds: “A unique merge of modern and traditional styles will be at the heart of Burleigh Court and the spirit of generosity will infuse everything we do and offer at the hotel. The restaurant menu will be seasonal and draw on our soon-to-be kitchen garden. Products will be regional and sustainably sourced.”
James and Corinna add: “We do not want to re-invent Burleigh Court but build on the good that is already here. We are excited to have Simon Austin on board and his many years of hospitality knowledge acquired in the luxury boutique hotel market”.