Acquired in 2019 by ZIZ Properties, the Grade II building has been redeveloped in partnership with design studio ICA to “create new interior concepts and contemporary design throughout”.
A new reception area, developed in the property’s original stable block, features double height walls, panelling and “ambient lighting”.
The hotel’s 165 bedrooms have also been reconfigured as part of the refurbishment – with each room being individually designed and refurbished with a “fresh, light colour palette”.
Two new dining spaces will also launch on the hotel grounds. First, Harry’s Bar and Kitchen will open also on 17 May and a “refined dining offering” will open later in the year.
In addition, a stand-alone luxury spa featuring a 12 metre indoor pool, treatment suites, gym and sauna will open over the summer.
Karim Kassam, owner of ZIZ Properties, said: “Horwood House has a unique history and spectacular gardens. We are breathing new life into the estate, preserving the hotel’s character but elevating the rooms, food and beverage spaces and spa, in line with modern expectations.
“Our vision is to establish Horwood House as one of the UK’s leading independent country house hotel destinations and, with the pent-up demand for staycations and weddings, we are looking forward to a busy summer and rest of the year.”