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Accommodation Update – October 2022

Friday 04 November 2022
Interior view of the lounge area at Cardiff's Parador 44 hotel - credit Owen Mathias Photography

As winter nears, wrap up warm and dive into some of Britain’s hottest new accommodation offerings. From nature-infused woodland adventures, to a splash of luxury amid the hustle and bustle of city life, there’s something for everyone – and even their furry friends!

 

Just opened...

Parador 44, Cardiff

Opened late June 2022

Bringing a dose of Spain to Cardiff, Parador 44 hotel is the creation from 44 Group, three Welsh siblings who opened their first venture – Bar 44 – 20 years ago. The nine-bedroom boutique hotel sits above its showstopper, the Spanish grill restaurant Asador 44. Recognised as the city’s first ever food-focused luxury hotel, guests can tuck into a Spanish-inspired breakfast, or look to an A La Carte menu packed with delights including whole grilled squid, Iberico pork and Spanish ex-dairy sirloin. The hotel rocks a number of authentic Spanish touches, including a lavish residents’ lounge and an Andalucian-inspired rooftop terraza, and is just minutes from Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

 

Sun Street Hotel, London

Opened October 2022

A new offering from Bespoke Hotels, the five-star Sun Street Hotel has just opened its doors to guests. Located on the fringes of London’s hip Shoreditch and the City of London, the Georgian building has been mindfully restored with an eclectic twist. All 41 guest rooms, including a grand master suite, five suites and three loft rooms, are kitted out with a king-size bed, illy coffee-machine and Penhaligon toiletries. Guests can choose between a classic Georgian room theme, or opt for a contemporary feel in the newly-built extension featuring bold Aegean-blue painted walls. For a bite to eat, head to The Restaurant at Sun Street, with a menu curated by head chef Stuart Kivi-Cauldwell. Guests can choose to dine in the glass-roofed Orangery, alfresco in the Courtyard, or in the wood-panelled dining room. Look to The Library for a special bowl-food menu or to The Sun Terrace for an intimate hidden spot overlooking the Courtyard.

 

Coming soon…

Virgin Hotels, Glasgow

Opening December 2022

Set on the banks of the River Clyde, Virgin Hotels is set to open its second hotel in Scotland at the end of the year. Featuring 242 Chamber and Grand Chamber suites, each room will follow the brand’s pioneering chamber design, with sliding doors separating the dressing areas from those for sleep and relaxation. In addition to meeting spaces, guests can tuck into fresh local produce at the brand’s flagship restaurant Commons Club, or pop in to on-site Funny Library Coffee Shop to sample Hugh Jackman’s very own coffee brand, Laughing Man coffee. The hotel is also pet friendly, so don’t forget about any furry friends.

 

Sands Venue Resort Hotel, Blackpool

Opening late 2022

Coming in hot for 2022, Sands Venue Resort Hotel will be Blackpool’s first five-star hotel. Inspired by 1930s glamour, guests can expect Art Deco designs mixed with modern influences at the 91-room resort on the city’s Promenade. The on-site spy-themed bar, Spyglass, opened its doors in September 2021, and offers an extensive cocktail and tapas menu. The development will also host the new Blackpool Museum on the first floor, alongside a luxury spa, nail salon and event spaces.

 

Forest Holidays, Garwnant, Brecon Beacons

Opening February 2023

Embark on a nature-infused adventure at Forest Holidays, Garwnant, set in 400 acres of Welsh woodland in the picturesque Brecon Beacons. Escape to one of 40 eco-sensitive timber cabins, from the ten-bed Golden Oak treehouses, to intimate two-person Golden Oak hideaways. Guests can expect plenty of natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as log burners and steamy outdoor hot tubs. Beyond the accommodation, guests can look to the night sky for stargazing, up the adrenaline at Zip World Tower, or explore the hiking trails of the National Park. All cabins are pet friendly, and can provide an idyllic stay for the eco-minded adventurer.

 

Wildes Hotel, Chester

Opening early 2023

A hot-spot location right in the heart of Chester city centre’s historic Rows, Wildes Hotel is due to open in 2023. The newest venture from the Wildes Group will see a luxurious boutique hotel with 18-rooms occupying the Victorian building. In addition to a state-of-the-art spa and rooftop swimming pool, all rooms have been carefully redeveloped to create elegant contemporary spaces, while maintaining the building’s raft of period features. Sitting adjacent to the hotel will be X by Harry Guy, with the chef’s first solo cooking adventure set to open in spring 2023.

 

Hotel Indigo Coventry

Opening late 2023

Set to be four-star offering, Hotel Indigo in Coventry will house a 100-room hotel, bar, restaurant and gym when it opens its doors in winter 2023. The IHG Hotel venture adds Coventry to its every expanding list of Hotel Indigo worldwide locations, and is situated by the revamped Coventry Station. In Britain, other locations include Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool and York.

 

Broadwick Soho Hotel, London

Opening in 2023

Broadwick Soho Hotel will be the first London hotel designed by Swedish interior architect, Martin Brudnizki. Infused with a splash of history and glamour, it will house 47 guest rooms, nine suites and a penthouse, most with private balconies overlooking Soho’s streets. The on-site restaurant will serve up Sicilian food, while the top floor will be home to rooftop bar and terrace hosting live musical and cocktails.

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