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Whatley Manor to close for refurbishment

Whatley Manor in Easton Grey, Malmesbury, has announced it is to close while its kitchens and 23 bedrooms and suites undergo a refurbishment.

The property will be shut between 6 January and 13 February 2019, but its spa will remain open. The renovated bedrooms will include new solid wood floors in each rooms and reupholstered and/or new furnishings, with the kitchen being designed by executive chef Niall Keating to ensure a “more efficient and effective working environment”.

Keating said: “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the past two years since I joined Whatley Manor. Refitting the kitchen is a crucial part of developing our food outlets, increasing efficiency and creating a more memorable guest experience.”

GM Sue Williams added: “It is timely that we have this opportunity to completely renew Whatley Manor’s kitchens, as they are the hard-working hub of the house. The owners recognise that Niall and his team have great skills and passion, and feel that it is imperative to support and motivate them with the latest equipment to develop the hotel’s food offering.

“Since this work on the kitchens requires the hotel to close for a period of time, it is the perfect opportunity to carry out light refurbishments on the bedrooms.”

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