Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has welcomed brand new country house hotel Palé Hall into its collection of exclusive, independently-owned hotels around the world. This will be SLH’s first hotel in Wales and joins alongside 33 other SLH hotels within the United Kingdom. Palé Hall will open to guests on 1 September 2016.
Palé Hall, a 19th century Grade II-listed country home, is situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Built in 1871 by Henry Robertson, a well-known railway engineer, the manor house has played host to the likes of Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria. The hotel’s new owners, Alan and Angela Harper, have lovingly restored its 18 bedrooms and suites giving each one its own identity and style with Zoffany furnishings and William Morris prints. Every guestroom offers picturesque views of the rural Welsh landscape and guests can enjoy country walks from Palé Hall’s prime position.
Well-loved British Chef, Michael Caines has teamed up with the Harper’s bringing his invaluable expertise to the development of the food and beverage offering at Palé Hall, ensuring that fine dining is at the heart of the hotel. Taking the helm in the kitchen is Head Chef Gareth Stevenson, who has held positions as the Head Chef at Abode in Chester, and has worked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze and with Caines at Gidleigh Park. The three dining areas – the grand Henry Robertson dining room, the Venetian themed dining room and the intimate Library – will serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, each with a unique feel.
Daniel Luddington, Vice President of Development at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, says: “Palé Hall perfectly matches all that SLH prides itself on – independently-minded owners who have poured their heart and soul into creating their dream hotel. The hotel’s rich history, passionate owners and stunning Snowdonian setting gives it a fascinating story to tell. Palé Hall is a true Welsh gem that we are very much looking forward to promoting.”
Alan and Angie Harper the owners of Palé Hall, say: “We are delighted to have been welcomed into the Small Luxury Hotels fold. Small and independently-owned luxury hotels with their own character is their speciality and we feel we fit perfectly within their portfolio.”