Remember room service? Crisp, fresh, hotel bed linen? The subtle scent of luxury when you walk in the door? The day has finally arrived when we can check in to our favourite hotels, so here are 7 of the best new hotels in the UK.
The Mayfair Townhouse, London
The Mayfair Townhouse, 27-41 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BG
Re-opening on 17th May after its initial unveiling in December 2020, The Mayfair Townhouse is the sister property to Cliveden, the grand dame of the UK hotel scene. The hotel's location on Half Moon Street in Westminster is packed with literary associations. With richly-designed interiors, an impressive art collection and an atmospheric bar aptly named The Dandy, this luxury stay is an impressive addition to the capital.
The Double Red Duke, Clanfield, Oxforshire
The Double Red Duke is the latest opening from Sam and Georgie Pearman's stable of restaurants and hotels. Food is at the heart of this countryside stay, with a typically innovative menu — milk and honey lamb chops with pea and haggis salad, anyone? There's plenty to do nearby too — boat, walk, swim, sail or kayak. The hotel staff can even arrange for you to go shooting, if you're that way inclined.
The Harper, Norfolk
The Harper, North St, Langham, Holt NR25 7DH
Kingsland Locke, Dalston, London
This quirky, pastel-hued aparthotel is the latest from the Locke group, whose expansion plans show no sign of abating (look out for Cambridge, Lisbon and Munich, coming soon). Designed to be an enticing hub for the local East London community, there's even an on-site microbrewery, gin distillery and kebab restaurant.
The Randolph Hotel by Graduate, Oxford
The Randolph Hotel by Graduate, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LN
Opening later this summer, this is one of the first properties from the US-based Graduate hotel group to open on UK shores (the second will be in Cambridge, which figures). Bathrooms will be kitted out with Malin + Goetz amenities, whilst interiors pay homage to the building's heritage. Can't bear to leave your beloved pet behind? Furry friends are welcome for an extra £25 a night.
The NoMad, 28 Bow St, London WC2E 7AW
Don't miss this impressive London launch—it's set to be one of the hottest hotel openings of the year. Another US import, this is the first international property from NoMad hotels. Housed in a former magistrate's court in Covent Garden, this 92-room hotel on Bow Street is hip but elegant, with interiors designed by can't-put-a-foot-wrong Roman & Williams. The three-story glass atrium, an all day dining destination, is its crowning glory, whilst there's also Common Decency, a craft cocktail lounge, and SideHustle, the NoMad's take on the lively British pub.
The Yard Bath
The Yard Bath, 1 Monmouth Place, Bath BA1 2AT
Opening on 1st June, 14-bedroom boutique hotel The Yard is the newest addition to the city. Breakfast is included in the room rate — a curated hamper of produce from local suppliers is delivered to your door each morning at 8am for now, whilst social distancing requirements remain in place. Limited spots are available to book if you'd prefer to start the day downstairs. Come evening, the ground floor coffee space transforms into a relaxing bar, with a drinks list curated from lesser known wine regions, biodynamic and organic growers, and local breweries.
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