Storied British fashion and home interiors brand Laura Ashley launch their first luxury boutique hotel, The Manor Hotel Elstree.

Following in the footsteps of Missoni and Armani, British high street stalwart Laura Ashley has branched out into the world of hotels.

The Manor Hotel’s 49 rooms savvily showcase the retailer’s home collections, and are as tasteful as one might expect from the brand considered a prime exemplar of classic Britishness. Cosy but uncluttered, imagine a 1930s country lodge lorded over by a reserved and elegant woman and you’re there in spirit.

The hotel also boasts two eateries: the Cavendish restaurant offers fine dining while the Terrace Bar caters for lighter appetites.

Steeped in history, The Manor is an ambitious Tudor revival property built on the site of an old house dating back to 1540. it also boasts celebrity guests including Peter Sellers and John Cleese.

The Manor’s bridal suite

Located in Elstree, Hertfordshire, the hotel is surrounded by 10 acres of natural woodland with landscaped gardens featuring quintessentially English flora.

Prices start from £150 for a standard room up to £500 per night for the most luxurious, premium suite.

Photo Credit: Exterior of the Armani Hotel in Dubai. David Jones / Flickr