Planning your next getaway this upcoming Easter?
If you’re looking to plan a trip where the destination isn’t the only thing that surprises you, here are a list of the 10 coolest hotels to open their doors in Great Britain this Spring
Hard Rock Hotel, London
Get ready for the authentic Hard Rock experience. Located on the corner of Oxford Street with Park Lane, adjacent to the Hotel Cumberland, the legendary Hard Rock Hotel is due to open its doors in London this spring. With over one thousand bedrooms and suites, two bars and a new Hard Rock Café, the Hard Rock Hotel London will pay tribute to rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Madonna through its broad collection of musical memorabilia. The lobby will house the world-famous Rock Shop, where you will be able to buy all kinds of items related to the world of rock music. Guests looking for a unique stay will be able to become Rock Royalty: a luxurious accommodation option with exotic suites and other additional benefits, including a personal concierge and access to a plush private lounge.
2. The DogHouse, Aberdeenshire, northern Scotland
This option is perfect for beer lovers. The independent brewery, BrewDog, has recently announced its plans to build the world’s first beer hotel. Ingeniously named “The DogHouse”, paying homage to the original name of the beer, the hotel will be located close to the brewery’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire, northern Scotland. The DogHouse will open its doors in the first half of 2019 and will contain 26 different rooms, which will each be kitted out with beer taps, special fridges and many other thoughtfully-considered features. The rooms will also boast views over the BrewDog brewery.
3. Vineyard hotel at Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey, South-East England.
If wine is your tipple of choice, look no further. England’s largest vineyard is set to convert its farm into the world’s first wine hotel, which will open its doors in Spring 2019. Located in the Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey Hills, the location is one of outstanding natural beauty, offering incredible panoramic views over the vineyards and fields. This hotel will include 17 suites, an outdoor restaurant in the estate’s garden and al fresco dining cabins complete with their own “Enomatic” wine dispensing machine, giving guests a ‘try before you buy’ option. Guests will also be able to attend free tutorials and wine-tasting events. Let’s raise a glass to that!
4. art’otel Hoxton, London
What could be better than staying in a hotel with its own art gallery? art’otel aims to open its first London hotel in the East End district of Hoxton. This contemporary hotel will have 350 rooms across 18 different floors. Besides an art gallery housed in the middle of the hotel, which will be open to the public, the plans also include a top-floor restaurant, a bar and a luxury spa. Another art’otel offering that should feature heavily on your radar, due to open later in 2019, is located next to the historic Battersea Power Station in the South London district of Nine Elms.
5. Grantley Hall, Yorkshire Dales, northern England.
Spring will see the opening of a new luxurious, 5-star hotel and spa located inside a 17th century house – on its own island! This destination is nestled between two beautiful Yorkshire cities, Ripon and Harrogate. The Grantley Hall hotel is currently being restored to its former glory, as it once stood at the beginning of the twentieth century. Guests will be able to choose from 47 different rooms and suites, four restaurants, three bars, an exclusive members club, a spa-style swimming pool, cutting-edge gymnasium and elite performance centre. This elegance extends beyond the hotel’s facilities, with guests able to explore the hotel’s magnificent surroundings, including a Japanese garden dating back to 1910, which has grade II status on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
6. Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, North East England
If you’re a passionate football fan, make sure you pay a visit to the new hotel under the management of two Manchester United legends, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. These ex-pros, formerly of Manchester United and now hotel owners, are converting the beautiful Manchester stock exchange building into a 5-star boutique hotel, which will house 40 different rooms, two presidential suites and two restaurants, and will also offer private dining experiences in the wine cellars for up to 100 people. The hotel is due to open its doors in spring 2019.
7. The Pig at Bridge Place, Kent, South-East England
The newest addition to the Pig Hotels chain – The Pig at Bridge Place, in Kent – is set to open its doors in spring. The hotel will house a seventeenth-century manor house that may once have been the headquarters of the Bridge Place Country Club. This ancient, exclusive country club hosted several legendary parties during its time, and more recently has hosted memorable concerts such as Led Zeppelin’s performance in the seventies. Its 28 rooms will be kitted out with period furniture, large fireplaces, secret stairwells and rooms with hidden panels, among other incredible features. A further 12 rooms will be located within the Coach House. As with other hotels in the chain, the kitchen’s garden and restaurant will be at the heart of this new property, with all ingredients sourced from the best producers within a 40km radius, if they can’t be grown in the garden itself. You should also keep one eye peeled for the chain’s next opening towards the end of the year, The Pig at Harlyn Bay, located in Cornwall in south-west England.
8. Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
In early 2019, Edinburgh will see the opening of the new Market Street Hotel as part of the famous Carlton House Collection hotel chain. Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh’s beautiful Old Town, the hotel’s façade will reflect the traditional architectural styles of the city, with the interior boasting beautiful high ceilings with a plethora of historical references. However, the hotel’s 98 hotels shall be designed in a contemporary urban style. Its top floor is described as the “Champaign City Residence”, which will offer magnificent views over the Scottish capital.
9. The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire, North-East England.
Get ready to treat yourself, as the ancient spa city of Buxton (Derbyshire) welcomes a 5-star spa hotel with over 80 rooms. Considered as an architectural masterpiece, The Crescent first opened its doors in 1789 and is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Great Britain. Guests will have access to the building’s ancient baths, which have been converted into a spa with natural spring water, and six shops built into the building’s front façade.
10. The Grand, Birmingham, central England
Birmingham is another city that offers guests the chance to stay in a hotel within one of Great Britain’s most architecturally significant monuments, where one of the city’s most iconic buildings will be converted into a 180-room luxury hotel with a bar-restaurant, spa and rooftop infinity pool. While the hotel itself is expecting to open its doors at the start of 2019, the building’s charming cafés and bars – The Alchemist, Gusto and 200 Degrees Coffee Shop – are already open, which can be easily accessed by the hotel’s guests.