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Hotel Amano, London
Bringing slick Germanic design and reasonably priced rooms to an space normally identified for sky-high charges, the Amano, which is because of open this spring, is the primary worldwide outpost of the Berlin-based hotel chain. Housed in a former workplace constructing on Covent Garden’s Drury Lane, the hotel can have 141 rooms, starting from the super-cosy proper as much as luxurious suites, giving it enchantment throughout all budgets. The Amano’s sky bar and rooftop terrace, which is able to host DJs at weekends, would be the large draw within the spring and summer time, whereas the restaurant and basement bar can have a moody, dimly lit, Berlin-style vibe.
Doubles from £139; amanogroup.de/en/
Contemporary comforts: the Leven in Manchester
Although the rooms and foyer lounge began taking visitors in late November, the Leven doesn’t totally open till spring, when its cocktail bar and big restaurant will welcome the primary diners and drinkers. Converted from an early Twentieth-century warehouse, it has 42 rooms, combining uncovered brickwork and excessive ceilings with modern comforts, together with 100% pure mattresses and Grown Alchemist lavatory treats. Conveniently positioned on the nook of Canal and Chorlton Streets, it’s the preferrred refuge after an evening in town.
Doubles from £88; liveleven.com
No 1 by Guesthouse, York
‘With languidly elegant rooms’: the grade II-listed No 1 by Guesthouse in York
York will get a slick new handle when No 1, a Grade II-listed Regency townhouse with 39 languidly elegant rooms, opens its doorways later this month. Original options have been stored all through, from the sweeping central staircase within the candlelit entrance to the fireplaces within the bedrooms and the cellar spa, as soon as used as an air raid shelter. The buzzy bar specialises in cocktails and the restaurant’s menu is a delightful mixture of hearty pub classics and extra upmarket dishes.
Doubles from £160; guesthousehotels.co.uk
The Albion, Ceredigion
From the workforce behind Fforest – which redefined the household tenting vacation – the Albion contains two former warehouses, set on the River Teifi. The 23 rooms and communal areas will draw on the constructing’s maritime historical past, with a lot of the unique structure left untouched – together with some Nineteenth-century graffiti of tall ships on the third ground. The hotel sits between Fforest’s two campsites, which means all their services – together with a picket, cedar-barrel sauna and Wales’s smallest pub – are simply accessible.
Rooms from £125 B&B; (*10*)
Virgin Hotel, Glasgow
‘Many of the 242 rooms boast panoramic river views’: Virgin Hotel, Glasgow
The new Virgin Hotel is about to be Glasgow’s most talked-about opening in late spring. Situated on Clyde Street, on the banks of the River Clyde, with many of the 242 rooms boasting panoramic river views, the hotel will home the trademark Commons Club – a hip bar, restaurant and day-working house – and the Funny Library Coffee Shop, which serves up tabletop video games and books alongside espresso and candy treats. Scotland is firmly within the Virgin model’s sights in 2022; a second hotel is about to open in Edinburgh, additionally within the spring.
Broadwick Soho, London
‘A cross between your eccentric godmother’s townhouse and a 70s hedonistic disco’: Broadwick, Soho
Promising to be a cross between “your eccentric godmother’s townhouse and a 70s hedonistic disco”, Broadwick Soho is the primary London hotel undertaking for famend designer Martin Brudnizki, who’s set to convey his trademark opulent fashion to the 57-room townhouse. The Broadwick, which opens later this yr, will even be house to a Sicilian-inspired restaurant and terrace, a wraparound rooftop lounge and bar, which is able to host dwell music and leisure, and a basic speakeasy.
Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh
‘Bringing the glamour and classic style of the Perthshire original’: the Gleneagles Townhouse, in a single of Edinburgh’s former banking halls
The first outpost of one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels, the Gleneagles Townhouse goals to convey the glamour and basic fashion of the Perthshire unique to 1 of Edinburgh’s most spectacular former banking halls. The central corridor, with glass-domed ceiling and grandiose Roman columns, will home the bar and restaurant, with a second bar on the rooftop, and 33 spacious bedrooms between. The Townhouse, which opens in March, will even have its personal members’ membership, and a top-notch spa with a various programme, together with a cryotherapy chamber and infrared sauna.
The Artist Residence, Bristol
Although formally open since November, this fifth outpost of the Artist Residence chain might be totally up and operating in early 2022, when the café/bar and restaurant open their doorways. Housed in a former boot manufacturing unit close to buzzy Cabot Circus, rooms vary from the super-compact “Broom Cupboard” to suites, all decked out with modern artwork and classic, reclaimed furnishings. Downstairs, the lounge-lobby space does glorious breakfasts and all-day drinks, for a pleasant combine of locals and guests.
Doubles from £95; artistresidence.co.uk
The Retreat, Elcot Park, Berkshire
‘The accent is on rest and recuperation’: the Retreat, Elcot Park in Berkshire, the previous house of poet Shelley
Surrounded by the plush, rolling hills of the North Wessex Downs, the Retreat is housed in an 18th-century mansion, as soon as the previous house of poet Shelley. As its identify suggests, the accent is on relaxation and recuperation, with hydrotherapy swimming pools, sauna and steam within the spa, and an outside pool surrounded by personal cabanas. In the evenings, visitors can select between a pan-Asian restaurant and extra casual brasserie, and finish (or start) the evening within the whisky tasting room. Rooms are brilliant and breezy, with splashes of daring color, standalone baths and luxurious beds.
Doubles from £180 B&B; elcotpark.com
Fairmont Windsor Park, Berkshire Wildes, Chester
‘Combines period touches with contemporary luxury’: Fairmont Windsor Park, Berkshire Wildes in Chester. Photograph: Viktor Kery Photos
One to place within the diary for later this yr, Wildes is about to place Chester firmly on the short-breaks map. It’s an elegantly restored Victorian constructing within the coronary heart of town’s iconic Rows. The 18 rooms will mix interval touches – picket beams, unique fireplaces – with loads of modern luxuries, whereas the restaurant might be helmed by Harry Guy, who lower his enamel with Gordon Ramsay and Simon Rogan. The cherry on the cake is the roof-top pool, with wonderful views throughout town rooftops; within the colder months, the hotel’s spa would be the place to calm down.
Doubles from £250; wildeschester.com