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1. AccommodationBouja by Hoseasons, Devon and HampshireFrom 30 JanuaryHoseasons will be introducing ‘affordable luxury breaks’ under new brand Bouja. Set across six countryside and coastallocations, Bouja will offer holiday homes with a deck, patio or private garden, as well as amenities including a flat-screen TV.Bike hire, nature trails and great quality bistros and restaurants will be offered nearby, while quirkier spaces will be provided bythe designer Bouja Boutique. Beach Cove Coastal Retreat will be the first location to open, with others following throughout Q1.http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/The Hospital Club, LondonJanuaryThe former hospital turned ‘creative hub’, The Hospital Club, has now added 15 hotel rooms to its Covent Garden venue. Therooms boast sumptuous interiors and stained glass by Russell Sage studios, providing guests with a home away from home.Suites also include a private terrace, rainforest showers and lounge area. Rooms start from 180 per night.http://www.thehospitalclub.comThe Seaside Boarding House, Restaurant & Bar, Burton BradstockFebruary/MarchThe Seaside Boarding House Restaurant and Bar is set on the cliffs overlooking the sweep of Dorset’s famous Chesil Beachand the wide expanse of Lyme Bay. The accommodation features eight large bedrooms, while the restaurant overlooks theever-changing seascape and will source local produce from the land, sea and air, embracing forgotten classics alongsidemodern British cooking. There is also a separate bar offering old fashioned cocktails, a ‘snug’ for afternoon naps and a larderfor mid-afternoon snacks or 'midnight feasts'.Rooms are 200 per night including breakfast.http://theseasideboardinghouse.comThe Elephant at the Market, NewburyMarchA brand new restaurant with rooms, The Elephant at the Market has opened in Berkshire. The décor is inspired by the Babarchildren’s books and each of the 14 rooms is named after a character from the stories. Located in Market Place, the restaurantserves up delicious food in a home-from-home space. Rooms from 95 per night.http://theelephantatthemarket.com/M by Montcalm, LondonAprilThe M by Montcalm hotel will become a standout new landmark on the London skyline. Fusing large scale art, sculpture andarchitecture in a futuristic-looking tower, this 23 storey building in Shoreditch will house 200 bedrooms, retail venues, bars, abusiness centre and fitness centre.http://www.mbymontcalm.co.uk/Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire17 AprilFollowing a multi-million pound refurbishment, Stanbrook Abbey is opening its main building for overnight stays with theintroduction of 52 luxury bedrooms. The newly-refurbished monastery, which was built in 1625, offers a range of roomsincluding a cardinal suite whose balcony looks over the surrounding grounds. Room start at 135 including breakfast.www.amazingvenues.co.ukNo Man’s Fort, the Solent23 AprilNo Man’s Fort, a man-made island in the middle of the Solent, is opening its doors for day trips and overnight stays afterundergoing extensive renovation. Along with 22 luxury bedrooms, the fort offers a nightclub, rooftop hot-pool, glass-floored1

lighthouse, gallery restaurant, wine bar, spa facilities, games rooms and two helicopter pads. No Man’s Fort is located 1.4 milesfrom the Isle of Wight and is accessed via boat from Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. Overnight, full-board stays start from 450per room.www.amazingvenues.co.ukLiving Architecture: A House for EssexSpringLiving Architecture has worked with artist Grayson Perry to build a unique new house in the North Essex countryside. Thehouse, near Wrabness on the North Essex coast, is an artwork in itself and is the setting for a number of works by GraysonPerry, exploring the special character and unique qualities of Essex.www.living-architecture.co.ukHotel Football, ManchesterMarchRyan Giggs and Gary Neville will launch the second brand under the GG Hospitality umbrella, Hotel Football, which will belocated on the doorstep of Old Trafford football stadium and provide a vibrant experience with football at its heart. Guests canenjoy the functioning rooftop football pitch, the distinctive bedrooms and the iconic stadium right on their doorstep.Rooms will start from 89 per person.www.hotelfootball.comLEGO FRIENDS themed Hotel Rooms, Legoland WindsorMarchTen premium themed rooms are set to open in the unique Resort Hotel in March as well as a new LEGO Friends area in earlysummer. Accommodating two adults and up to three children, each room has a separate sleeping area for young Friends andtheir grown-ups, as well as interactive games. The new LEGO Friends rooms bring a fourth theme to the 150-room hotel joiningthe existing Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure rooms. Premium LEGO Friends room packages are available from 369 in lowseason including two full days on the park and breakfast at the Bricks Family ide by Melia, ManchesterAprilMelia will open its first hotel in Manchester as part of the First Street North development. It promises sleek, design-led rooms,state-of-the-art technology, and stylish destination bars and restaurants.www.innside.comHilton Brighton Metropole, BrightonAprilFrom February, the Hilton Brighton Metropole will undergo a major 3.75m renovation, which will see the landmark buildingtransformed with a brand new restaurant and spa. The hotel, which sits on Brighton’s seafront, is also set to refurbish 185 of its340 guest rooms (including four suites) as well as its meeting rooms. Whilst the refurbishments won’t be ready until April, theSalt Room restaurant and the spa will be open from the end of February.www.hilton.com/brightonmetEnchanted Village, Alton TowersAprilAlton Towers is launching brand new accommodation at its theme park resort in Staffordshire. Guests will be able to enjoy anenchanting break in woodland lodges or a luxury tree house, and experience a land full of forest spirits and little fable folk thatlive amongst the village/Cockliffe Country House Hotel, Nottinghamshire2

AprilCockliffe Country House Hotel is a 17th century former farmhouse set in the heart of rural Nottingham, bordering the historicallysignificant Sherwood Forest. The 11-bedroom property was acquired by independent hotel group, Heritage Estates, whoalready own Kelham House. The property will undergo an extensive refurbishment scheme, investing up to 1m to transformthe venue’s bedrooms, restaurant, wedding and conference facilities. The refurbishment programme begins in January, withphase one expected to be completed by April.www.cch-hotel.co.ukSafestay hostel, Holland ParkAprilSafestay will open its third luxury hostel this year in a Grade I listed building within Holland Park in West London. The property,which has undergone a 2 million refurbishment, forms part of the original Jacobean building, which dates back to 1607, andwas until recently a YHA hostel. The hostel forms the backdrop for the open-air Holland Park Opera and is located near TheBelvedere restaurant and the Park’s sporting facilities. Rates at Safestay start from 18 per bed per night. Private twin roomsstart from 60 per room per night.http://www.safestay.co.uk/The Base hotel, CornwallAprilLocated in Bude, The Base hotel will be the third hotel in the Hebasca Group chain. It will complete the designled flair of its sister hotels, promising all the style and amenities of a luxury hotel at a fraction of the price.Perfectly located for exploring the paths and coastal walks of the north coast of Cornwall, rooms will start from just 27.50 pernight.http://www.hebasca.co.uk/Chapel House Hotel, Penzance1 MayRestoring one of the town’s finest domestic buildings from near collapse, the new Chapel House Hotel is set to offer gorgeousboutique accommodation in Penzance. It will have only six bedrooms, all with original Georgian features and five offeringstunning views over Mounts Bay. Double rooms start from 180 per night.http://www.chapelhousepz.co.uk/Hampton by Hilton, Newcastle upon TyneMayPlanning permission was granted in 2013 for the conversion of the Baron House office block opposite Central Station into a160-bedroom hotel. The hotel will be a Hampton by Hilton upper-tier budget/limited service hotel operated by Interstate Hotels.Initially with 124 bedrooms, the hotel has the potential option to extend to the full 160 bedrooms at a later t Martins Hotel, LondonMayThe 15 year old property located in Covent Garden, St Martins Hotel, has completed an extensive redesign. The hotel now hasan additional late-night cocktail lounge, Blind Spot, designed by Tim Andreas, and a refreshed restaurant décor in the hotel’sAsia de Cuba restaurant. Each of the 204 bedrooms has been given a technological makeover, including an interactive moodlighting /originals-st-martins-lane-londonRoyal Wells Hotel, KentMayFollowing a 2.4 million transformation by Britain’s oldest brewers, Shepherd Neame, the Royal Wells Hotel has reopened inTunbridge Wells. Renovations include a new orangery, The Brasserie, a new courtyard garden, and a cosy new library area.3

Four additional en-suite bedrooms have been added to the hotel, taking the total to 27, and every room has been refurbished ina contemporary, elegant style with bold splashes of colour. Queen Victoria made frequent visits to the hotel at the start of the19th century, and later granted the use of her coat of arms, which is displayed on top of the building. Double rooms from 100per night, including breakfast.http://www.royalwells.co.uk/Hotel Gotham, ManchesterSpringThe spectacular new Hotel Gotham promises to be 'a fun, witty destination and a little bit naughty’. The brand new hotel will bein the central conservation area of Manchester and set in one of the city's grandest, listed buildings - a former bank premises at100 King Street, designed by Edwin Lutyens and referenced in Pevsner's Architectural Guide. Along with the 60 bedrooms,there will be a restaurant, a prohibition style bar and roof-top members-only club.www.bespokehotels.com/hotelgothamThe Lanesborough, LondonSpringAfter auctioning every piece from its public spaces and rooms last year, the newly designed Lanesborough - by interiordesigner, Alberto Pinto - will integrate the latest innovations while honouring the building’s architectural Regency heritage.The hotel offers 5 star luxury accommodation with a wide range of complimentary services, including exclusive Butler Service,change of clothing pressed on arrival, Sony VAIO laptops in all rooms, and access to the spa and fitness studio.www.lanesborough.comPadstow Townhouse, CornwallSpringOwner of Michelin-starred restaurant Number 6, Chef Paul Ainsworth is set to open his first accommodation offering. Previouslyknown as The Tregea Hotel, The Padstow Townhouse will feature six high-end luxury rooms in the heart of Padstow, a northCornish harbour town on the edge of the Camel Estuary. It will include six boutique bedrooms, all with luxury stow-townhouse/The Victoria, Holkham, NorfolkSpringFollowing a major renovation project, The Victoria is creating 10 new guest bedrooms this spring, following the conversion ofthe adjacent Ancient House. The rooms will include three split-level suites and guests will be able to relax in the house’speaceful and private walled rose use.htmlTreehouse Hotel, Port Lympne Reserve, KentJunePort Lympne Wild Animal and Safari Reserve will launch its much anticipated Treehouse Hotel in June. Guests can experiencethe height of luxury in these unique treehouses with a thirty mile vista over the English Channel and roaming rhino below.Ensconced in the tree canopy, high above the 600 acre reserve, the glass fronted suites reflect their stunning naturalsurroundings whilst offering space, comfort and serenity away from the everyday buzz of life. Treehouse from 300 per night(low se-hotelKing Street Townhouse, ManchesterSummerLocated within the Upper King Street conservation area of Manchester City Centre, this Grade II listed building, dating back to1864, has undergone redevelopment into a luxurious and intimate townhouse hotel by Eamonn and Sally O'Loughlin,proprietors of Eclectic Hotels. The hotel will feature 40 bedrooms and suites, a south facing roof garden and rooftop spa pool.www.kingstreettownhouse.co.uk4

The Lodge Hotel, PutneySummerThe Lodge Hotel in Putney is building a new 23 bedroom addition to their hotel, following extensive refurbishment to theirrestaurant and public areas too. Alongside its new urban chic rooms, the refurbishment also includes a luxury state-of-the-artgym. The property is highly sustainably focused, creating a hotel which will be able to provide fabulous accommodationalongside being conscious and kind to its surrounding environment. Classic Doubles or Twin from 123 B&B.www.thelodgehotellondon.comOpening of InterContinental GreenwichSummerThe 452-room property, which will be known as the InterContinental London The O2, will stand at 19 storeys high. The five-starhotel will feature Europe's largest pillar-free ballroom, a health spa, several restaurants and a panoramic ‘Sky Bar’ with views ofCanary Wharf and the River Thames.http://www.intercontinental.com/The Laslett, LondonSummerThe Laslett, a new hotel by Living Rooms – the hotel alternative - will open its doors in London’s Notting Hill this summer.Inspired by the area’s vibrant cultural heritage, the 51 guest rooms and suites will resemble a stylish townhouse. Downstairs atThe Laslett will boast a multifunctional space which will e