Our journey started in 1996 when we purchased the Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club, a beautiful art deco hotel surrounded by a fantastic golf course with an impressive national reputation. This was swiftly followed by the purchase of the Thorpeness County Club in 1997, right on the beach and a perfect venue for a quintessentially English wedding, function or event.
Our first hotel in Aldeburgh was the purchase of the White Lion Hotel, in 1999, refurbished with a stunning bar & brasserie, something different for the town.
In 2001, the Brudenell Hotel extended our portfolio, right on the beach in Aldeburgh, offering a stylish stay with great dining, at this fashionable coastal town.
Our first inland purchase took place in 2005 with the purchase of the iconic Swan Hotel in the heart of England's finest medieval village of Lavenham, offering enchanting and exceptional accommodation and dining. In 2015 we converted a linked building into a beautiful spa - Weavers' House Spa. 2008 saw the purchase of the boutique inn hotel the Crown at Woodbridge.
Like most businesses we have got a set of simple beliefs that make us tick. It's just three little headings but we think they make all the difference.
- People make our business: People are at the very heart of our business whether it is our customers, staff or business partners. Delivering great experiences for our guests is what excites us, working together as a team to do so is what motivates us. We know that in delivering a great leisure experience it is always people that make the difference.
- There is no better place than Suffolk: We are passionate and proud about the wonderful part of the world in which we live and work. Our business operates here and our team lives here which means we always seek to play an active part in our community. This philosophy spans our business whether its playing a strategic role in local bodies or organisations, such as Visit Suffolk, or through our day to day support of local communities, suppliers or charities. We care about local produce, culture and community and do our best to foster all of these through our business operations.
- Our business should be sustainable: Our businesses benefit from being in some of the best locations in the country, so we take a genuine and active responsibility to ensuring the sustainability of our environment for future generations and our own business success. We operate a dedicated team, supported by the senior management, whose remit was to explore how ‘green’ initiatives and products could be used to reduce our environmental impact. We have still got lots more to accomplish in a journey that will never be complete, but we are proud of what we have achieved so far.
We currently employ a dynamic and varied staff team of 350 and are always keen to hear from enthusiastic professionals to join our team. There are a number of roles available throughout the business from kitchen staff and front of house to maintenance and cleaning personnel.
We may have an opportunity for you. Please email your CV to email@example.com
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