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Your country home from home nestled in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside in St Albans; Sopwell House is a 4 star Georgian country house hotel that believes in impeccable, genuine service with attention to every detail. Enabling guests to escape from it all, but still within easy reach of London, St Pancras and Luton Airport, Sopwell House is a family-owned luxury hotel that takes rest, relaxation and warm hospitality seriously.

The hotel has over 300 years of history and boasts 128 rooms and suites including 16 individually designed stylish Mews Suites positioned behind private gates. There is also a 2 AA rosette Restaurant, Brasserie, Conservatory Bar, Cocktail Lounge, 14 event rooms including conference, spa and gym. An extensive, three stories of spa development are currently underway, due to open Spring 2019, bringing state of the art facilities and services for its guests.

Sopwell House is proud to be a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global collection of the world’s finest luxury hotels and also Pride of Britain Hotels which is Britain’s leading luxury & boutique hotel collection.

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AB Hotels Values

In a world of infinite possibilities, we go above and beyond our customers' expectations to provide a refreshing change in hospitality. No request is too big or too small, we are driven by a united spirit to serve our guests with pride, passion and integrity, providing a genuine home from home experience for guests to relax and unwind. We may not be big, but it's the small things that make the difference, and we are totally committed to creating exceptional experiences in our retreat in the heart of the countryside.

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Training & Development

Our Team at AB Hotels is at the heart of everything we do and achieving our vision of Perfect Contentment is behind every action and decision that is taken.

This doesn’t happen by chance and our Training & Development opportunities are tailored to help every team member to contribute towards our vision as well as our purpose of ‘spreading kindness, one act at a time’.

We offer a variety of opportunities from skills training, interactive and thought provoking training games, vocational training and qualifications. This support starts from day one of your journey, with our high energy Company Induction and continues so that every Team Member receives ongoing support both on the job and in the classroom as well as on our bespoke online learning system.

You will find support every step of the way, as a Team Member, Supervisor or a Manager with our Leadership development programmes and so much more!

Staff Case Studies

Holly Paton

“Holly is a Senior Therapist and works in the Spa at Sopwell House, she has worked for AB hotels for around 3 and a half years. Holly began her career at Sopwell House as a Therapist straight from college and was promoted a year ago to a Senior Therapist’s role. The best thing about Holly’s job is how rewarding it is, she loves helping people to relax, unwind and feel separated from everyday life. Holly feels AB Hotels is a great employer because of the atmosphere in the hotel - everyone is friendly and approachable and there is a real sense of team morale. Something not many people know about Holly is that when she left school she went to college to be a professional dancer but unfortunately had to quit due to injury but her love of musical theatre brought her into beauty and spa therapy…”

Gopi Chandran

“Gopi is the Executive Head Chef at Sopwell House and has been part of the AB Hotels family for 3 years. He has been in the hospitality industry for almost 25 years after graduating from the Taj School of Catering in India and has cooked all over the world. Moving to the UK in 2000, Gopi started working with Marriott hotels, then Hanbury Manor and finally onto Sopwell House. Gopi feels the best thing about his job is working with an amazing team of Chefs who are extremely talented and exceptionally hard working. The Kitchen at Sopwell House was awarded Department of the Year 2017.”

Urszula Fikowska

“Ula is an Assistant Executive Housekeeper at Sopwell House and has worked in the industry for around 5 years. Ula was awarded Employee of the Month in December 2017. Ula has previously worked in the Food & Beverage departments where she had more interaction with guests however started in Housekeeping as a Supervisor but was promoted to Assistant Executive soon after. Ula thinks her team is the best thing about her role; they make her feel happy to come to work and work well as a team! She aspires to work in a different department, maybe reservations or reception to develop her knowledge, but only for a short while! She feels that AB Hotels provides a great opportunity to develop yourself, through training and willingness to grow – you can get as high as you want to! Outside of work Ula enjoys crime novels and especially stories from the war.”

How to apply for a job with AB Hotels

AB Hotels is a family run company with traditional values at its very core. We like to employ passionate and enthusiastic staff who are keen to learn and exceed customer expectations.

To apply for a role at Sopwell House please visit our website: https://sopwellhouse.co.uk/work-for-us/

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