A new budget hotel which is aiming to give guests a boutique experience for a value price is scheduled to open in Gloucester city centre in 2015.
Clarence House, near King’s Walk Centre in the city, is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment to turn it into a 60-bedroom ‘budget’ hotel named Central House Gloucester.
The 19th century building is being converted into a four-story hotel with twin and double rooms, six large suites, which will all offer en-suite bathrooms, microwaves and fridges.
When the hotel opens, rooms will start at £39 per night.
The hotel will not offer an on-site restaurant or cafe, but will instead encourage guests to use local businesses in the city centre.
The project is being spearheaded by property developer Tony Clark, and with £2m being invested into the development, Clark hopes the new hotel will encourage more visitors to the town centre.
Speaking to the Gloucester Citizen, Mr Clark said: “This development will hopefully bring huge benefits to Gloucester. It will bring people into the town centre who will spend money.
“Many bigger hotels are not serving the city centre, so hopefully our development will encourage people to see this part of Gloucester.
“It is a perfect time to come here and I’m hoping that Gloucester will improve itself as it has been doing.”
Clark said his new development in Gloucester will be a new benchmark for quality, and is also considering opening a second hotel in the city.
He said: “It will almost be like a boutique hotel, but at budget prices. We’ve not scrimped on anything and we’re using the latest technology here.
“I use a lot of hotels and I’m sick of seeing an orange wall. In our hotel we’ve used wallpaper and quality carpets in every room to give it some warmth.”