Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne awarded 4 stars by the AA

24th July 2017

The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex has been awarded 4 stars by the AA, the first time in the hotel’s 120-year history. Previously a 3 star property, the 4 star rating is a result of recent investment and improvements made to the hotel and service.

The AA cited the improvements made in the past 7 months with the bedrooms, restaurant, ballroom, lounges and the service of note. The property scored particularly highly with hospitality, public areas, gardens and grounds, food and cleanliness.

Andrew Oxley, Head of Hotel and Hospitality Services at the AA commented “The AA are extremely pleased to award the Hydro Hotel 4 stars as it is a reflection of the hard work that their dedicated teams put in every day and the incredible results of their refurbishment.”

Jonathan Owen, General Manager said “We are delighted to have been awarded 4 stars from the AA. Over the past few months we have invested over £400,000 in refurbishing all areas of the hotel and improving our food offering and customer service. We have also carefully renovated our grounds with subtle floral improvements to maximise the setting and elevated sea view, relined the outdoor swimming and added new sun loungers. It is full credit to all my colleagues to achieve 4 stars and we will be celebrating as a team to acknowledge all the hard work everyone has put in.”

In addition, the Hydro are investing in further improvements with a highlight being the addition of an outdoor wedding facility, named the Coastal Terrace, opening in early August 2017. The hotel has secured an outdoor wedding ceremony license and will enable couples to take their vows within the private grounds overlooking the sea. A custom-made dome with open sides has been created with guests seated alfresco to ensure a memorable setting.

For more information on booking a stay with the Hydro Hotel, visit www.hydrohotel.com or call 01323 720643

Media enquiries to: Jonathan Owen, General Manager
jonathan.owen@hydrohotel.com 01323 720643

Stephen Callis, Marketing Consultant
stephen.callis@hydrohotel.com 01323 720643

Notes to Editors:

The 4 star Hydro Hotel was built in 1895 as a place of relaxation by the sea. Situated 126 feet above sea level on a cliff top, it offers far reaching views of the sea and towards Beachy Head. The hotel has 82 bedrooms, large lounges, two restaurants, a ballroom and three further function rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a hair salon. Open to non-residents, the Hydro is particularly popular with afternoon tea served in the Conservatory with its sea views.

The AA has been inspecting hotels since 1908, and is proud to offer one of the UK’s leading recognition schemes in the hospitality industry. The knowledge and experience of the AA’s inspectorate is unrivalled with recognition schemes covering not only hotels but also guest accommodation, caravan and camping, restaurants, golf courses and pubs.