Spring 2021

48 Jan21322 Hotel of Delights Nestled in the heart of Derbyshire is one of England’s hidden gems. Some places are luxurious simply by definition, and nowhere is this truer than of the Hotel Van Dyk by Wildes. It’s home to elegant rooms and fine dining, leading the way when it comes to a truly exceptional experience. We dig a little deeper to see how this Georgian country house has come to represent the epitome of luxury. The Derbyshire countryside is somewhere without compare. Its natural beauty is held in high regard around the world. For international visitors, it’s a chance to see the Peak Distract in its full glory. For those closer to home, it’s a respite from a busy work. With the main hotel located just minutes away from the M1, there’s not far to go before you can start your Van Dyk experience. A £10million investment has transformed this traditional Georgian house so that it can provide luxury fit for the standards of the present day. Entering through the doors, it’s easy to see how the period fittings have inspired much of the restoration. What was once a stunning house has become a place to retreat from everyday life. With a spa on hand and numerous restaurants to tantalise the tastebuds, there are few places more ideally suited to the act of simply sitting back and relaxing. At the heart of the whole building is, of course, the impressive Ballroom. For many, this has been the core of their Van Dyk experience. This is where people can celebrate the big events of