2018 looks set to be a big year for the UK hospitality industry, with a wealth of new hotels opening throughout the year. We check out some of the hottest hotel openings over the next 12 months across the United Kingdom.
Vintry & Mercer, London is slated to open in the City of London in the third quarter of 2018. Boasting 92 rooms and conference facilities, the hotel is inspired by the area’s heritage, which was once a centre of textile and wine trade. Internally, the environment will echo the industrious past of the neighbourhood, with bespoke fabrics and unique finishings giving the hotel its individual character. It will also feature a speakeasy-style bar and a roof terrace.
The country estate The Langley in Buckinghamshire is quintessentially British, and is being transformed into an exquisite 43-room boutique hotel which sits among landscaped gardens and parklands. The hotel’s facilities, guest rooms and suites will be spread across the estate, occupying the main house and the Brew House, a listed structure dating back to the 18th century. It will also boast a luxurious spa for resting, relaxing and pampering.
A former retreat on its very own island, the refurbishment of Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire will restore the property to its previous glory as a getaway for monarchs, artists and celebrities. A truly magical enclave, the Monkey Island Estate can only be accessed by boat or footbridge, giving guests the real experience of seclusion and privacy. It will house 27 luxurious bedrooms, as well as a spa and three deluxe suites.
The Dixon hotel in Southwark in London will be the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection. This incredible building used to be a courthouse and police station, and will get a new lease of life in this massive overhaul which will see it targeting millennials as its desired customer. Forget hostels, this hotel will offer Instagram-friendly lodgings with minimal interiors that have an industrial edge, with exposed brickwork being accented by stunning furniture by local designers. It will also run an in-house art program to promote local talent.
This new hotel will transform a building vacant for more than half a century into one of Scotland’s premier design hotels. Located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Carlton Market Street Hotel will be a 98-key hotel offering spectacular views out over the city’s valley, and inside, old meets new with modern furnishings and fitting sitting alongside period features.