Refurbishment on the cards for 150-year-old ‘dated and untidy’ hotel in Bristol


A refurbishment is on the cards for a four-star hotel in Bristol that first opened its doors more than 150 years ago, after joining the Mercure brand last year.  

The hotel, which dates back to 1869, will undergo a transformation as the property has become ‘dated and untidy’.

It was taken over by Mercure in 2015 and renamed Mercure Bristol Grand and this latest project is a part of a wider £100m investment programme across the portfolio.

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The application will see the ground floor lobby, restaurant and public areas updated as well as the accommodation on floors one to three.

The Grade-II listed hotel is steeped in history and has notched up a long list of famous guests including Winston Churchill, The Beatles, Cary Grant and Leslie Howard.

During World War II it was used as accommodation for agents, politicians, royalty and celebrities and acted as a connection point between London and Bristol Airport. The hotel was awarded grade II-listed status in 1966.



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