Date: Thursday, 17 November 2011 The Duke of Richmond Hotel in Guernsey, recent addition to the boutique Red Carnation Hotel collection, is to undergo a major refurbishment programme which will bring new levels of luxury and comfort to its guests. The refurbishments will deliver the high standards for which the rest of the award-winning portfolio is renowned. The hotel, acquired by Red Carnation Hotels in October this year, will close from 2nd January to 30th April 2012 to allow the projects team, led by President and Founder Mrs Beatrice Tollman, to undertake the renovations. These will include a fun and hip restaurant offering casual dining and state-of-the-art open kitchen together with a brand new bar, upgrades to the meeting and banqueting space and the refurbishment of a number of bedrooms and suites. Sumptuous interiors boasting luxurious fabrics, eclectic art and antique pieces are hallmarks of all the Red Carnation Hotels. These will be combined with technology such as flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary wi-fi to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers alike. The refurbishment will also mean that all bedrooms and public areas at the hotel will be fully air conditioned. Ideally located in central St Peter Port, the three-star Duke of Richmond overlooks a quiet park and the marinas, with fantastic views of the harbour and neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark. The upgrade programme will ensure it meets deluxe four-star standards. The Duke of Richmond is just a five minute walk from sister hotel The Old Government House Hotel & Spa (OGH) which earlier this summer became Guernsey’s first and only five-star property. Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels commented: “Mrs Tollman and her projects team have some brilliant plans and ideas for the Duke of Richmond. We are really excited about enhancing this much-loved three-star hotel and making it the best four-star on the island.” For more details about Red Carnation Hotels, please visit: www.redcarnationhotels.com For more details about the Duke of Richmond, please visit: www.dukeofrichmond.com With the inclusion of the Duke of Richmond, RED CARNATION HOTELS is a luxury award-winning collection of fourteen five and four star family-run boutique hotels.