An all-new brand is arriving in town

Luxury British chocolatier and cacao grower Hotel Chocolat is delighted to announce the opening of a brand-new location at The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City. This latest addition, which opens on 4th October, is on a mission to make people happy, bringing you chocolate that is more exciting, more witty, more beautiful and – more importantly – made according to our mantra: ‘More Cacao, Less Sugar’. The new location forms part of the company’s ever-growing portfolio, which already boasts more than 100 locations across the UK, Channel Islands, Europe, Japan and the US.

“We are delighted to be bringing Hotel Chocolat to Welwyn. We’re on a mission to make as many people happy as we can through good quality chocolate – made with more cacao, less sugar. We’re also bringing our award-winning Ice-cream of the Gods to Welwyn – Jersey milk and cream infused with cacao. It’s sensational.”

— Peter Harris, Co-founder

Centre Manager Shaun Wall, “We are always excited to be able to share news of all our forthcoming openings with our community and we are pleased to welcome Hotel Chocolat to the retail line up at The Howard Centre. It’s great to hear that Welwyn Garden City is being recognised by such a great brand as this will only continue to improve the offer, we have available in the City.”

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