The Harben House Hotel, Newport Pagnell, hosted a VIP party last Thursday, 18th January, to launch its opening following a £3 million refurbishment. Local businesses, dignitaries including Newport Pagnell mayor; Derek Eastman, press and corporate clients were invited to attend the celebratory evening by owners MCR Property and management team, Countrywide Hotels.
On arrival, guests enjoyed Vaporetto Prosecco from Veneto, Italy and a menu of canapés created by the hotel’s team of chefs, including mini Woburn venison burgers, chilli and garlic prawns, ham hock terrine bites and haloumi steak bites, as well as sharing platters from the main menu. Entertainment was provided by talented singer-songwriter Abi Phillips, who is also known for playing Liberty Savage in Channel 4’s soap opera Hollyoaks. The event included tours of the new bedrooms, public areas and event spaces.
The launch event came ahead of the Harben House’s public opening party on Friday 19th January.
The hotel’s owners, Manchester-based MCR Property Group, said the changes are all part of making a more modern and welcoming atmosphere at the hotel – in a bid to appeal to a wider range of customers in the area.
Nick Lake of MCR Property Group said “It’s not just about a change in décor, we are aiming to create a bar and restaurant area where people can enjoy great food and drink. It’s an outstanding development that has recently evolved since MCR Property Group acquired the hotel in 2016.”
Darren Patt of Countrywide Hotels said “Harben House is on its journey to becoming one of Milton Keynes best locations for hosting conference and events. The completion of the Harben Bar & Kitchen restaurant, which is now open to the residents of Newport Pagnell, is at the heart of the hotel. Harben now has a great offering and we are looking forward to being part of its success.”
For further information on the Harben House Hotel please contact: Pete Farrow, General Manager – +44 (0) 1908 215 600