Alfa holidays will now be offering a range of tours to the beautiful seaside resort of Bognor Regis. With sister company, Leisureplex’s, newest acquisition of, The Royal Norfolk Hotel; which quickly follows the acquirement of the Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl, it now brings their portfolio to a total of 19 hotels.
Like many of Leisureplexes other hotels, The Royal Norfolk Hotel is also a listed building, dating back to 1830 with a long tradition as one of Bognor Regis’ finest hotels, making it the oldest complete property in their collection. All Leisureplex hotels are in prime seaside locations in continually popular British seaside resorts. Leisureplex Hotels are renowned for their consistent quality standards and outstanding hospitality.
Steeped in history, the Grade II listed Royal Norfolk has been sensitively extended on several occasions and boasts an imposing façade and extensive gardens. Over the years, it has been frequented by royalty including Emperor Napoleon III of France and various descendants of Queen Victoria. The Royal Coat of Arms which adorns the façade appears to have been originally added without royal consent, although it has been officially permitted since 1917.
Boasting 43 rooms the property commands a most enviable position on Bognor’s picturesque esplanade and lies within easy reach of the many attractions of West Sussex including England’s newest National Park, the South Downs. This is quintessential England with downland villages and beautiful countryside at every turn. Chichester and Glorious Goodwood are just a few miles away and Portsmouth, Arundel, Worthing and Glyndebourne are all only a short hop.
Bognor Regis, originally named “Bognor”, was a fishing village until the 18th century when it was converted into a resort. A hundred years later the area was seen to be fit for royalty, when it was chosen as the ideal place for King George V to recuperate in during 1929. As a result the King was asked to bestow a Regis suffix on Bognor. The Resort regularly tops the charts for the most sunshine hours in a year! The bustling seaside town sits alongside Blue Flag beaches and is just minutes away from Littlehampton and its marina.
Leisureplex Managing Director Paul Sawbridge said, “We are very proud to announce the purchase of the Royal Norfolk. It is an atmospheric building and sits well alongside our many other historic buildings. We are delighted to have a presence in West Sussex which has some of the most interesting places to visit in the whole of England. Demand for our hotels continues to be very strong and we are thrilled to be playing our part in the revival of tourism within the UK.”
The Royal Norfolk will reopen under the Leisureplex banner in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 2nd July. Demand for the hotel is expected to be particularly high as the popularity of British breaks enjoys a much deserved revival.
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