Lace Market Hotel back in business after sudden closure


Nottingham’s Lace Market Hotel is now back up and running after its sudden closure last year.

The boutique hotel in the heart of the city has been given a makeover by its new owners, which saw all 42 bedrooms, the 64-seater Merchants restaurant and Saint Bar transformed and updated.

The hotel closed suddenly last year and was then bought by Compass Hospitality, who worked on the property before reopening it at the end of October, just in time for the busy Christmas period.

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Lace Market Hotel has also appointed new head chef, Ben Chaplin, who is bringing to life the restaurant’s menus for the festive season, despite the short time frame.

He joins the hotel from his last position as head chef at gastropub The Church Green in Cheshire, owned by chef Aiden Byrne.

The hotel marks the sixth UK acquisition for Thailand-based company Compass Hospitality, who bought the property just six months’ prior to launch.

Converted from a Georgian townhouse, the hotel’s superior rooms and suites still feature original fireplaces, free-standing baths, artwork and period interior designs.