Bromley Court’s Transformation
Finishing touches to a multi-million pound refurbishment at Bromley Court Hotel are finally complete.
Almost a year to the day that the hotel unveiled a stunning look for its 180-cover Garden Restaurant, all public areas, including the lounge, reception and meeting rooms, have been given a makeover. New carpets have been laid throughout, all surfaces freshly painted, and there is new signage at the front of the hotel.
The year of refurbishment has also include redecoration of the majority of the hotel’s 117 bedrooms, from the single and twin rooms to its executive suites overlooking the two-acres of landscaped gardens.
The result is a lighter, contemporary feel throughout the hotel, combined with a Regency elegance – a salute to the hotel’s rich history which dates back to the early 1800s when it was built as a country estate for Baron Farnborough. Regular visitors of the time included George 1V and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.
“The designers who have worked on this project have successfully modernised the interior while respecting the heritage of the hotel of which we are all very proud,” said managing director Max Ball.
The house was converted into a hotel in the 1930s and was a regular haunt of WW2 pilots based at nearby Biggin Hill. In the 1960s, the hotel became a popular jazz venue featuring artists such as Acker Bilk, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Cream, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix – who started his ‘experience’ tour at the hotel before playing Chislehurst Caves. Memorabilia and archive photos have been carefully framed and are now displayed on the freshly painted walls of the public areas. Ideally located for London and all that Kent offers, Bromley Court Hotel is the largest and most established hotel in Bromley, popular for weekend breaks, business meetings and weddings. All public areas have free Wi-Fi and its flexible meeting rooms can host up to 190 delegates.
Commanding a panoramic view from its location on Bromley Hill, the independently-owned hotel is just a 20-minute walk, or a five-minute taxi ride, from the town centre and a 16 minute train journey into central London.