NEW YORK—Palé Hall has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a collection of independently owned hotels around the world. Palé Hall will be SLH’s first hotel in Wales and will open in September. There are 33 other SLH properties within the U.K.
The hotel, a 19th-century Grade II-listed country home, is situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Built in 1871 by Henry Robertson, a railway engineer, the manor house has hosted Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria, according to the company. The hotel’s new owners, Alan and Angela Harper, restored its 18 bedrooms and suites giving each one its own identity and style with Zoffany furnishings and William Morris prints.
Chef Michael Caines teamed up with the Harpers on the development of F&B at Palé Hall. The three dining areas—the grand Henry Robertson dining room, the Venetian themed dining room and the intimate Library—will serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
“Palé Hall perfectly matches all that SLH prides itself on—independent-minded owners who have poured their heart and soul into creating their dream hotel. The hotel’s rich history, passionate owners and stunning Snowdonian setting gives it a fascinating story to tell,” said Daniel Luddington, VP of development at SLH. “Palé Hall is a true Welsh gem that we are very much looking forward to promoting.”