Plymouth-based Georgian restaurant in Royal William’s Yard will be re-commissioned as a 14-bed boutique hotel in the style of Le Bistro Pierre.
Restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre, which has had an eatery in the yard since 2014 and operates 22 branches, has made the decision to transform the site in an effort to enter the small hotels market.
The company driving the transformation, Urban Splash, targeted the large Grade-I-listed Melville building.
Rob Beacham, director at Bistrot Pierre, said the hotel will be open this year. He told the Plymouth Herald: “We are really excited about the opportunity to open Bistrot Pierre with rooms in Plymouth.
“It’s a model that has worked well for us elsewhere and the yard is such a stunning place and so successful for us, it felt like the natural next step.”
Urban Splash director, Emily Handslip, said: “The yard’s fortunes have been completely transformed; from a disused, rundown and unloved space just 10 years ago, to what is now one of the best places to live, work and play in the South West.