Five-star flagship: Harbour Hotel Southampton


Harbour Hotel Southampton

Opening date: Spring 2017

The development of the new five-star Harbour Hotel in Southampton started in April 2014 and will mark the brand’s first property in the area when it opens in the spring following a £25m ‘yacht-inspired’ transformation.

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The project will also be Southampton’s first luxury five-star hotel and will be the sixth addition to the Harbour Hotels’ portfolio, which is expanding rapidly since managing director Mike Warren, former Hotel du Vin COO, joined the coastal group in 2014.

Once completed, the luxury boutique will consist of 85 bedrooms, a Harbour Spa with a gym and swimming pool and the group’s signature Jetty restaurant, headed up by chef patron Alex Aitken, featuring a rooftop Champagne bar.

The hotel will also become Harbour Hotels’ flagship property.

Mike Warren, managing director of Harbour Hotels, said: “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.

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