The newest property from boutique hotel brand Hotel du Vin is to open its doors on August 24.
The Victorian building, dating back to 1898 when it was originally known as the Grand Clifton Spa and Hydropathic Institution, has been transformed over the last 12 months into Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin.
Once open next week, the hotel will feature 78 bedrooms, a new meeting and private dining suite located in the former spa pump rooms, where the original steam pumps have been retained, alongside the former Turkish baths which have now been converted into the hotel’s wine cellar.
The new property will also introduce a new restaurant concept for the brand, with the launch of Goram & Vincent developed specifically for Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin. The new restaurant has been inspired by the local legend of two giants, Goram and Vincent and will feature an open kitchen, coal fired grills, smoker and bespoke clay ovens, with floor to ceiling glass walls.
Once open, the property will join Hotel du Vin at Sugar House as the second hotel in the portfolio in Bristol.
New general manager Josie Simcox was appointed in December 2017 to head up the launch. She joins having spent a number of years as general manager at Malmaison, most recently in London.
“We’re thrilled that Hotel du Vin has become part of this much-loved hotel’s incredible history”, said Scott Harper, chief operating officer of Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group. “It’s been a special journey for us, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in all its glory.”