Here at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most environmentally friendly luxury boutique hotel, we have yet another excuse to open a bottle of our finest English Oak champagne!
The good news is… we have beaten incredibly stiff competition to make the final shortlist for the 2017 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, in the Best Green Hotel category!
Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across the hotels, spas and venues in its collection, the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality for luxury travelers all over the world.
The 2017 winners, chosen by the combined results of online voting, guest feedback and Local Expert reports, will be announced at a swanky Awards Dinner on Monday, 7 November at The May Fair Hotel, London.
Of course we are super-excited not just because we love a chance to dress up, but also because Conde Nast Johansens is rightly recognised as the leading reference guide for independent travellers who insist on style and luxury.
Produced by the publishers of Vogue, GQ, Traveller and Glamour, it prides itself on inspiring its followers to find the perfect place for every occasion.
So we are chuffed to bits that here in our little corner of Dorset we not only hold our own among the world’s finest destinations but have now been judged worthy of an award! Other finalists include Cliveden House in Berkshire and the Bloomsbury in London – pretty exalted company, we think you’ll agree.
So what did the shortlisters have to say about us? Well, excuse our blushes but here goes:
“This Grade II listed Victorian villa may be white on the outside but it’s green through and through. Setting new standards in eco-tourism, the owners of the 32-room Green House in Bournemouth scoured the area for all that’s green and clean…
The décor is quirky, sophisticated and luxurious; and each member of staff is knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. Drinks at the cosy bar are followed by refreshingly unpretentious meals at Arbor restaurant (a member of the 2 AA Rosette club). And as you would expect from The Green House, all ingredients are locally sourced: many of Dorset’s farms and the New Forest coastline are close by so Chef Andy Hilton has the pick of the crops, finest seafood and fairtrade produce.”
In fact, that English Oak champagne is a great example – produced down the road near Poole, it’s an elegant, vibrant cuvee worthy of any French house but with a fraction of the food (or wine) miles. Now excuse us while we go and pop a cork!
The best way to find out more about how we combine the best in luxury and style with serious eco-credentials is to come and stay with us! Call 01202 498500 or book online today!