Another Place and Watergate Bay Hotel team snaps up next site
The Grade II-listed Amport House in Hampshire will be turned into a 50-room hotel. (Photo: Peter Davies/MOD)
Amport House in southern England will be transformed into Another Place’s sophomore offering.
The team behind Another Place in the Lake District and Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall has acquired a new property in Hampshire. Amport House promises to be an exciting addition to the region’s dynamic hospitality offering. We find out more.
Another Place hotel brand coming to Hampshire
A historic stately home dating back to 1857, the Grade II-listed Amport House was previously operated by the Ministry of Defence as a British Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre. Now the team behind Another Place and Watergate Bay Hotel has struck a deal through a formal tender process to take over the high-profile site, according to Boutique Hotelier.
Will Ashworth, CEO at Watergate Bay Hotel and Another Place, said that he was “delighted to be the new custodians of the historic building”. The property is also home to heritage gardens designed by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.
A place of contemporary history
Work on the property will involve adding features that Ashworth’s other properties already have, such as a Swim Club and Kids’ Zone, and is slated to begin in early 2021, with the official opening taking place at the beginning of 2022. The new hotel, which The Caterer reports will be called Another Place, the Garden, will boast 50 guest rooms, along with two signature restaurants and bars.
Ashworth also gave some insight into the team’s plans for the new hotel, saying: “It will be different from Another Place, The Lake, through reflecting its heritage and making the most of the magnificent garden, but with the same relaxed style of hospitality and atmosphere our brand is known for. It’s a charming location, sitting in lovely rolling Hampshire countryside, close to Stonehenge, in a magnificent village. Being on the A303, just an hour outside London, I feel we will be able to draw on a significant new market that we don’t currently reach.”