The Manor Collection is a small hotel group with properties in Surrey and Kent in the South East of England. The hotel group is independently owned and managed by a core management team working across all properties. Giles Thomas is the Operations Director of the group and is responsible for the day to day running of all of the hotels within the group.
The collection began with the purchase of Reigate Manor in 1999. A fifty-bedroom hotel in the market town of Reigate in Surrey which sits at the foot of the beautiful North Downs. The hotel was originally built back in 1780 as a family home and didn’t become a hotel until 1924. At the time it was known as Brokes Hotel. During the Second World War the hotel was requisitioned by the War Department to house troops of the newly formed South East Command. Since the end of World War II there have been many different owners and a few name changes but in 1974 the owner at the time called it Reigate Manor Hotel. In 1999 the hotel was purchased by the family who still own it to this day.
In 2001, Two years after the purchase of Reigate Manor the hotel collection grew with the acquisition of Hadlow Manor in Hadlow, Kent. Formerly called Leavers Manor, Hadlow Manor Hotel is a beautiful Georgian Manor House set in the heart of the Kent countryside. Hadlow Manor with 29 bedrooms is a very popular function venue with its stunning gardens it’s little wonder it is a very busy wedding hotel, especially in the summer months.
With both hotels running alongside eachother for some time it wasn’t until 2016 that the collection was joined by its’ most recent addition, Hartsfield Manor. A stunning 19th Century manor house with fifty bedrooms and its own conference centre, ‘The Surrey Conference Centre’ in Betchworth, Surrey, just a short drive from Reigate Manor. Hartsfield Manor was built in the 1860s as a private family home by Arthur Woodriff-Jaffray however he sadly died before the house was completed. In 1871 his widow Mary remarried Captain James Moir. They occupied the house in the early 1870’s. Much the same as Reigate Manor, Hartsfield Manor was used in the Second World War by the Canadian Army for hospital use. After the war the house was run as a hotel then as a training college for Midland Bank. The current owners purchased Hartsfield Manor from De Vere at the end of 2016 and it is now a very popular wedding venue with its’ sixteen acres of beautiful grounds, period features and the imposing sweeping staircase in the main reception area of the hotel.
H.Q 4 Canadian Infantry Brigade, England November 1943 (Hartsfield Manor)
With 150 staff working across the hotel group the staff are offered every opportunity to work at each property and moves and promotions across the group are very common. Our promise is to recognise each person’s value, the talent they bring to the group and to make them a proactive part of their own development.
The team at the Manor Collection are also very passionate about being involved in their local communities. With each hotel often hosting charity events including quiz nights and family fun days and Giles and the management team frequently being involved in local business networking events.
The Manor Collection are very proud of the three Manor hotels within the group, each property is unique and has its own personality however the Manor Collection philosophy of offering each guest a warm home from home welcome is the same at each of the hotels.