Work now underway on new Southampton Harbour Hotel

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The development of a new five-star hotel in Southampton is now underway, as work begins to construct the first Harbour Hotel in the city.

The project will be Southampton’s first luxury five-star hotel and will mark the sixth addition to the Harbour Hotels’ portfolio, headed up by managing director and former Hotel du Vin COO Mike Warren.

Anticipated work on the development has now started and will approximately run for 18-24 months.

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Once completed, the luxury boutique will consist of 85 bedrooms, a spa with a gym and swimming pool and the group’s signature Jetty restaurant, featuring a rooftop Champagne bar.

The hotel will also become Harbour Hotels’ flagship property.

Mike Warren, managing director of Harbour Hotels, comments: “We are delighted that preliminary work is now underway for this exciting project. We are very confident that the hotel and its facilities will prove a fabulous addition to Southampton, boosting tourism and becoming a destination of choice for city-dwellers and visitors alike.”

The ground floor of the hotel is set to include a large open plan lounge, restaurant and bar, which will extend out onto a terrace at the end of the existing promontory. The hotel will also feature private moorings for its seafaring guests.

A London design house has already been tasked with creating a luxury, nautical-inspired interior concept, with yacht chic decor and a coastal colour palette, something which is integral to the Harbour brand.

Dean Smith, operations and marketing director at MDL Marinas, commented: “We are delighted that construction work has begun on what promises to be an incredible new hotel. This exciting new luxury development is the city’s first luxury five star standard hotel and will generate considerable benefits for the area upon its completion.”

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