Andrew Wildsmith, the pioneering hotelier with three boutiques in the Lake District, is the cover star of this month’s Boutique Hotelier magazine.
Wildsmith, who heads up Wildsmith Hotels, the hospitality portfolio which includes Hipping Hall, The Ryebeck and the newest masterpiece Forest Side, sat down with BH to talk trends, the tough trading conditions in the Lakes and plans for the future.
The February issue also features a first look at the new Harbour Hotel in the coastal collection, which opened in Bristol at the tail end of last year to great acclaim. Housed in two former bank buildings, the hotel is vibrant and beautifully boutique, with a spa, new bar and events space due to launch in the coming weeks.
Andrew Coney, general manager of The Hari, reveals his plans for the evolution of the boutique hotel, which has been rebranded from the former Belgraves to become the flagship Hari in a new group of hotels from the property’s owner Aron Harilela.
In our ‘shop’ feature this month, we look at some of the best lighting products on the market, and also discover what makes up the perfect boutique bedroom.
A new pioneering hotel concept Light Human Hotels is due to hit UK shores in 2018, so we caught up with founders Jean-Pierre Bandeira and Julien Veyron to find out why they believe the brand is set to cater for the Millennial market in new and exciting ways.
As well as all this, we bring you some top tips on how to network to benefit both you and your business, a preview on February’s Casual Dining Show and a masterclass on how best to execute an event, from start to finish.