Newly-renovated Broadstairs hotel to reopen in summer under new management


A new hotel in Broadstairs is gearing up to opens its doors to the public, after being completely renovated by its new owners over a two-year period.

Former Londoners Robert Stone and Alistair Dixon acquired The Bay Tree Hotel in April 2015 and are now preparing to unveil the new property in June following a major refurbishment and extension project.

The seafront hotel has been extended to now include 10 bedrooms, eight of which have sea views, and one room which is accessible to wheelchair users and dog-friendly.

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The refurbishment has also seen a library, bar and lounge created, plus a dog-friendly ground floor room, while Dixon also plans to open an all-day restaurant later in the year.

The pair both resided in London and forged successful careers before uprooting to Kent to set up a new life.

For the project, Suzy Nina Interiors was brought in to create a distinctive look that mixes unique items purchased from the UK and abroad, upcycled furniture and limited edition artworks.

The new look hotel will be influenced by the couple’s travels in India and Europe and the original period features of the 1895 building.

Stone says: “Taking over The Bay Tree was a huge lifestyle change for us both and we’ve loved the challenge. Since we took over, we’ve wanted to introduce a style that reflects our own personal tastes. The refurbishment will transform what was a wonderfully located guesthouse into a modern, boutique hotel, with all mod cons and some unique and memorable touches. Guests can expect the same great service they’ve always enjoyed, but in even more comfort.”

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