A - Z INDEX of ENGLISH HOTELS
Situated at the foot of the rolling South Downs, The Grand is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful county of Sussex, with its many attractions.
Meticulously restored to its former glory by Elite Hotels, the Grand Hotel epitomises the grandeur of the Victorian era. Affectionately known as 'The White Palace', it commands breathtaking views of the sea and dramatic cliffs at
Head. The hotel's strong sense of history is apparent from the outset. The large gilded columns that line The Grand Hotel, the splendid chandeliers and high-backed chairs around the roaring log fire, all set the scene for arriving guests.
The Grand Hotel has 152 rooms, including 23 suites, 30 junior suites and 99 rooms. The hotel also offers conference and banqueting facilities with 17 fully equipped conference and meeting rooms of varying size. The largest is the Compton Room which can accommodate up to 300 guests in a theatre-style layout.
This is an A to Z listing of chains of hotels (some international) with five or more properties that are either based in the United Kingdom, or are global companies with operations, marketing or having reservations offices in the UK.
TELEGRAPH WHICH SURVEY - 26 OCT 2014
A survey of Which? readers, published in October 2014 saw hotel firms judged in nine categories, including cleanliness, customer service, food, and value for money.
Sofitel, the luxury arm of Novotel and the costliest chain to feature in the poll - with rooms prices at £144 a night, on average - took top honours. It scored five stars in seven categories for a total score of 83 per cent.
Other firms in the top five were Premier Inn with 82 per cent, Warner Leisure Hotels with 80 per cent, Hampton by Hilton with 78 per cent and Q Hotels, also with 78 per cent.
Premier Inn recently announced plans to roll-out a series of high-tech "hub" hotels, with the first due to open in Covent Garden next month.
Britannia Hotels propped up the table for the second year running, scoring just one star in five categories - bedrooms, bathrooms, cleanliness, communal areas and "description matching reality".
Other poorly performing chains were Old English Inns/Hotels with 50 per cent, Principal Hayley Hotel with 55 per cent, and De Vere Hotels with 58 per cent.
Travelodge, one of Britain's biggest hotel chains, also suffered, scoring 60 per cent, despite recently implementing a £57m overhaul of its rooms.
The cheapest hotel chain - Ibis, where rooms cost £32, on average - came 13th, out of 29.
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