Talbooth House in Dedham rebranded as Talbooth House & Spa

An award-winning hospitality giant has announced plans to rebrand one of its luxury hotels.

The Maison Talbooth boutique, which offers sweeping views of the Constable countryside in Dedham, will take a slightly different course and appeal to visitors as a spa-led relaxation spot.

A new spa is set to open on April 4 and to reflect the change the hotel will be known as Talbooth House & Spa.

Le Talbooth Restaurant, located on the beautiful River Stour, will also undergo a subtle rebranding and will be called Talbooth Restaurant.

Paul Milsom, owner of the Milsoms brand, said: “With the Talbooth restaurant turning 70 in 2022, we are of course looking back on the past seven decades, but it is also a time to look forward. with the continued development of two of our fabulous properties in Dedham.

REBRAND ON: The restaurant Le Talbooth will bear the name of Talbooth Restaurant

“When my father Gerald started at Talbooth in 1952 and Maison Talbooth in 1969, France was the dominant influence in international hospitality, hence the use of French in the name.

“Seventy years later that is no longer the case, British hotels and restaurants are now some of the best in the world, and we wanted to reflect that in our name.

“I suspect my dad would have described this as our version of Brexit! »

The Talbooth chain has been through many trials and tribulations, the most recent of which was the closure of the hospitality industry due to the pandemic.

STRONG LEADER: Paul Milsom is a prominent East Anglia hotelier who recently became Life Chairman of Pride of Britain Hotels.

STRONG LEADER: Paul Milsom is a prominent East Anglia hotelier who recently became Life Chairman of Pride of Britain Hotels.

But even in times like these, Paul managed to find the silver lining.

He said: “We were by the pool with my wife and two children during enforced confinement in 2020 and we realized we weren’t getting the most out of the pool.

“So we decided to rebuild the current pool house to have more treatment rooms, which will double the size of the spa.

“Maison Talboth is becoming more of a spa business than a hotel.

“And if we really want to elevate what we do, we thought now was a good time to make a statement by changing the name slightly.”

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