The new flagship hotel under development for the Harbour Hotels brand is gearing up to open its doors in October.
The new five-star hotel in Southampton has been undergoing a complete transformation since April 2014, when the site was purchased by the coastal group, spearheaded by managing director Mike Warren.
The development of the property will mark the debut Harbour Hotel in Southampton and will now officially launch in October, following the £25m ‘yacht-inspired’ overhaul.
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 Warren, former Hotel du Vin COO, joined 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.
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.