Gloucester prepares for new £2m boutique in city centre


A new boutique hotel is on track for launch in Gloucester’s city centre and will start welcoming guests in February.

The 19th century building Clarence House is being transformed into a four-story hotel with an investment of around £2m, complete with twin and double bedrooms as well as six large suites when it opens fully in April.

The project has been headed up by property developer Tony Clark, who spent 23 years as a hotelier in Cheltenham. He confirmed that the hotel would have 46 rooms open for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.

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Named Central Hotel, the boutique will not be home to an on-site restaurant or bar, but instead will encourage customers to use local surrounding businesses.

Speaking to Gloucester Citizen, Clark said: “Everyone we have showed around has been shocked with the quality of rooms compared to the price we’re aiming at. The quality is absolutely not what they would expect.

“There’s a lack of city centre hotels in Gloucester, and this development should brighten up the area when the scaffolding is taken down at the end of February. It will transform the area visually.”

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