BBC broadcasting centre reopens as luxury hotel

19 Nov 2012 by BusinessTraveller

A Grade II listed stately home previously used as a BBC broadcasting centre is to reopen as a boutique hotel.

The Wood Norton hotel – housed within the Wood Norton Hall in Worcestershire – will feature 50 rooms and a restaurant when it officially opens at the end of this month.

The building was originally built as a hunting lodge in 1897, and during World War II became one of the largest broadcasting centres in Europe when the BBC established an emergency site away from London. The property has also previously operated as a hotel, but under new owners has now benefitted from a £4 million refurbishment and restoration project.

Hotel features will include five suites, a restaurant “using the finest local produce”, a bar and alfresco dining terrace, a private dining area, and meeting and events facilities including a wedding venue for up to 250 guests.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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