By Katie Wilson
These are the most exciting new UK hotel openings for 2023.
From the first Soho House in the North to a boutique seaside retreat in Margate, and an Alice In Wonderland-inspired hotel in Northumberland, here’s where we will be checking in.
This list will be constantly added to throughout the year so keep checking back for our latest recommendations.
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New UK Hotel Openings for 2023
The Hoxton, Shepherd’s bush, London – just open
One of our favourite hotels, The Hoxton, already has establishments in Holborn, Shoreditch and Southwark – but now it’s added Shepherd’s Bush in west London to its portfolio. Like the other Hoxton’s (they are also in Paris, Amsterdam, New York and more), expect comfy but stylish 70s-inspired interiors everywhere you look, from the lobby and wraparound bar to Chet’s, their Thai-Americana restaurant. The 237 bedrooms, some overlooking the green, range from Snug to Roomy and come with feature headboards and rainfall showers. Although Shepherd’s Bush isn’t known as a tourist spot, it’s undergone a regeneration in recent years, is within walking distance of Notting Hill and incredibly well connected to central London.
Rooms start from £174 a night
Book a stay at The Hoxton here
art’otel, Battersea Power Station, London – open now
art’otel, owned by the Radisson hotel group, is already in Amsterdam and Berlin, but now it’s opened its first UK hotel in the iconic Battersea Power Station building. Fusing art, design and hospitality, the grand opening is in February, but guests can book one of the 164 playful rooms and suites as part of the soft launch now. The TOZI Grand Cafe on the ground floor is also open now, but JOIA, their skyline restaurant and bar on the 16th floor with a rooftop swimming pool offering views across the famous power station chimneys will open next month. There is also an Art Gallery, gym and treatment rooms. Now the new Battersea Power Station tube station has opened on the Northern Line, this part of town is easier to get to than ever and is much better connected to the rest of London. A new shopping centre, restaurants and bars have also opened nearby. Another hotel in Hoxton, east London, has been earmarked to open in 2024.
Rooms start from £359 a night
Book a stay at art’otel London here
Boys Hall, Ashford, Kent – rooms just opened
Boys Hall is a 17th Century manor house where Charles I and Samuel Pepys are once rumoured to have stayed. Now, after being lovingly restored by current owners Kristie and Brad Lomas, it has a new life as a rural retreat in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set on three acres of land, there is a pub and restaurant which opened last summer, but their 10 boutique rooms are brand new for 2023. Seven are available to book now. A further three will open later this year. Each has its own character and is named after someone or something from the house itself or local area. Our favourites are Ernest (pictured), Margaret and Romney that feature with roll-top baths in the room. Even if you’re not staying over, book a table in the restaurant. A two-course lunch is a reasonable £25 or stop by for one of their epic Sunday roasts.
Rooms start from £160 a night
The Bracken Hide, Isle of Skye – opening spring 2023
The Bracken Hide is a new wilderness hotel set to open on the Isle of Skye in March. Taking inspiration from the dramatic landscapes that surround it, expect earthy tones in the guest areas which include a whisky bar (pictured), lounge, restaurant, games room and cinema. The 45 rooms come in the form of separate cabins set in clusters across the 53-acre site. There is also a pond for wild swimming, plunge pool and Nordic saunas on site.
Rooms start from £150 a night, including breakfast
Book a stay at The Bracken Hide here
Birch, Selsdon – opening spring 2023
Birch is part hotel, part members’ club that opened its first successful branch in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire in 2020. Now the award-winning hospitality brand are adding another hotel to their portfolio, this time in Selsdon a short drive from East Croydon station. Both are 30-minutes from central London by train. The new Birch is bigger than the first, so think of it as Birch 2.0. They have revamped a 19th-century gothic mansion set in 200 acres of rolling hills and there will be 181 rooms, two restaurants, three bars, an Orangerie, state-of-the-art wellness space, creative studio, co-working hub and a lido ready to open in summer.
Rooms start from £180 a night
The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester – opening spring 2023
The Reach is a 90-second walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, so couldn’t be any better placed for a weekend break in the city. Part of the Marriott Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independently-run hotels, it has 215 rooms, a restaurant serving locally sourced produce, stylish bar overlooking the canal and fully-equipped gym. It’s also within walking distance of main attractions such as Escape to Freight Island, the Northern Quarter and Gay Village.
Room rates TBC
Book a stay at The Reach at Piccadilly here
The Tempus, Northumberland – opening spring 2023
One of the most exciting UK hotel openings for 2023 is an Alice In Wonderland-inspired hotel set to open in Alnwick, Northumberland this spring. Interiors are stylish but ‘entirely bonkers’. The 15 rooms include a Majestic Suite and two Junior Suites boasting idyllic views of the 150-acre country estate it is set on. There is also a ground-floor bar, restaurant and orangery offering bistro-style dining and late night cocktails. Sitting proudly on top of the middle roof peak is an iconic clocktower in a nod to the hotel’s name, Tempus, which is Latin for the word Time. The hotel marks the third opening for The Doxford Group after Doxford Barns and Charlton Hall.
Rooms start from £195 a night
Book a stay at The Tempus here
Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland – opening spring 2023
An exciting hotel opening for the Midlands, Barnsdale Lodge has undergone a refurbishment and will reopen under the ownership of The Signet Collection, the people behind The Mitre, Hampton Court and The Retreat at Elcot Park in Berkshire. With 46 suites and rooms, this rural gem can be found in Rutland, England’s smallest county. The country house hotel also has a fine dining restaurant, courtyard garden, beautiful conservatory, croquet lawns and a beauty salon, as well as enjoying stunning views of Rutland Water.
Rooms start from £120 a night, including breakfast
Book a stay at Barnsdale Lodge here
Treehouse Hotel Manchester – opening spring 2023
There is already a Treehouse Hotel in central London, but this year will see a second UK opening in Manchester. Located in the city centre near Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the Manchester Arena, the sustainable hotel will have a roof garden, living green walls, kitchen garden harvesting rainwater, as well as making honey from the rooftop apiary. In addition to its 216 rooms, there is a 14th floor panoramic rooftop bar and restaurant serving south-east Asian food. While downstairs the ground-floor zero waste restaurant will be run by Fat Duck alumni Mary-Ellen McTague. Fun highlights include hopscotch carpets, space hoppers in the gym and guests are invited to carve their stories into a living wooden art piece that will grow over time.
Rates start from £199 per night
Book a stay at Treehouse Hotel here
No. 42 by GuestHouse, Margate – opening summer 2023
Boutique hotel group GuestHouse has already impressed with openings in York and Bath, but 2023 will see them open their first seaside property in the UK’s original seaside town, Margate. Taking over the former Terrace Hotel, which dates back to the 1880s, it now has the look of a stylish townhouse, with many of the 21 rooms having sea views and private balconies. Guests will also find a restaurant, beachfront cafe serving healthy and organic food, lounge space, spa and a rooftop bar in time for summer. Another GuestHouse hotel in Brighton is set to follow.
Rooms start from £155 a night
Book a room at GuestHouse here
Read next: How to spend a weekend in Margate
The Gallivant Littlestone Beach, Kent – opening summer 2023
The Gallivant in Camber Sands, East Sussex, will open their second hotel in summer 2023. The Gallivant Littlestone Beach is a short drive away in Kent and set to feature 12 bedrooms, a guest sitting room, orangery, dining room, library, yoga studio, sauna, treatment room and members’ bar. Interiors are a nod to the glamour of east coast America in the late 1920s. Each evening, guests will be called downstairs by a gong for pre-dinner cocktails. Outside, the property has a coastal garden, beach gazebo, more dining space and picnic spots with uninterrupted views of the breathtaking coastline.
Rooms start from £250, including breakfast
Book a stay at The Gallivant here
1 Hotel London, Mayfair, London – opening summer 2023
1 Hotel is an international trailblazer in environmentally conscious hospitality, and the 1 Hotel London, set to open in 2022, will be no exception. The nine-floor Mayfair hotel is the brand’s first UK site and promises to combine sustainability with luxury. There are 181 bedrooms and suites offering views over beautiful Green Park, plus a wellness and fitness centre, lobby bar and farm-to-table restaurant with garden seating.
Book a stay at 1 Hotel London here
Mollie’s and Soho House Manchester – opening late 2023
Soho House is coming to Manchester in 2023. The first Soho House in the North will open in the former Granada TV studios building later this year and is set to have a rooftop pool, cocktail bar with live music, Italian restaurant, lounge bar and deli and events and wellness spaces. Attached, but next door, will be the Soho-House owned Mollie’s Motel and Diner so guests can stay over. You don’t need a membership to book a room at Mollie’s, but guests won’t be able to access the top three floors of the members’ club without one.
Rooms start from £110 a night
Slieve Donard Hotel, County Down, Northern Ireland – opening late 2023
The Slieve Donard Hotel will reopen following a full refurbishment at the foot of the highest mountain in Northern Ireland it is named after later this year. Overlooking a windswept beach, the hotel is regarded as one of the most iconic in the country with famous faces such as Charlie Chaplin, Dame Judi Dench and Catherine Zeta Jones having stayed there. Many of the 181 rooms offer panoramic views of the coastline and mountains, as does the restaurant with its beautiful hanging plants and chandeliers.
Room rates TBC
Book a stay at Slieve Donard Hotel here
Wildes, Chester – opening 2023
Set within the historic rows of Chester city centre, Wildes is an exciting new hotel UK opening for 2023. The boutique hotel will boast a rooftop swimming pool, brasserie restaurant, bar and avant-garde spa. There is also a private dining room featuring two magnificent chandeliers. While the 18 sophisticated bedrooms have been carefully renovated to retain the Victorian buildings’ unique personality.
Room rates TBC
Find more information on Wildes, Chester here
Broadwick Soho, central London – opening 2023
Luxury boutique hotel Broadwick Soho is finally due to open in 2023. This independent hotel in the heart of central London has 57 rooms, including nine suites and a penthouse. Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the man behind the decor in Annabel’s, The Bloomsbury Hotel and Sexy Fish restaurant, upstairs there will be a rooftop cocktail bar with views across the Soho skyline. While downstairs you’ll find an Italian restaurant with al fresco terrace.
Rooms start from £350 a night
Find more information on Broadwick Soho here
100 Princes Street, Edinburgh – opening late 2023
100 Princes Street is part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a sister property to London’s Hotel 41. The new establishment, set to open in 2023, is inspired by Alexander McQueen and aims to offer a truly Scottish experience for guests. With an ‘anything, anytime’ service, standout features include a wine wall with over 200 fine wines and a wide collection of Scottish whiskies. Most of the 30 bedrooms also overlook Edinburgh Castle.
Room rates TBC
Find more information on 100 Princes Street Edinburgh here
Raffles at The Old War Office, central London – opening 2023
Raffles is opening its first London hotel in 2023 at The Old War Office in Whitehall. This magnificent Grade II listed building was a filming location in the latest James Bond movie. It was also once home to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and covert spies. A destination in itself, Raffles London will have 120 rooms and suites, plus 85 residencies. It’s also set to make an impression on the London food scene with 11 new restaurants and bars led by award-winning chefs, plus a rooftop bar overlooking Buckingham Palace and The Mall.
Room rates TBC
Find more information on Raffles London here
House of Gods, Glasgow and Manchester – opening 2023
We love the House of Gods hotel in Edinburgh, so were excited to hear there will be two more opening in 2023 in Manchester and Glasgow. With 31 bedrooms inspired by the Orient Express, expect their signature decadent interiors. Think copious amounts of gilt and velvet and vintage style furnishings. All the House of God hotels have glamorous cocktail bars which guests and non-guests can enjoy. It’s also got a bit of rock star edge with the option for guests to buy a ‘Treat Me Like I’m Famous Package’.
Rooms start from £120 a night
Book a stay at House of Gods here
Bike & Boot, Peak District – opening 2023
Bike & Boot made their debut in 2020 with a dog-friendly 65-bedroom hotel in Scarborough. Now it’s set to open a second UK hotel in Hope Valley in the Peak District National Park. Guests are encouraged to bring their bikes along. In addition, the hotel will have 60 bedrooms with power showers, a restaurant and leisure facilities. Extras include free hot drinks, a Movie Club and super fast WiFi. It’s also just 20 minutes from popular tourist attraction Chatsworth House.
Rooms start from £75 a night
Book a stay at Bike & Boot here
Nyx, Liverpool – opening 2023
Nyx already has a luxury spa hotel in Holborn, central London, but it’s set to open a new UK hotel in Liverpool in 2023. The historic Gostins building on Hanover Street will be transformed into a 207-room hotel with a two-storey rooftop. In a unique approach, Nyx has enlisted the help of social media influencers to help with the Liverpool venue’s £20 million design, so expect it to be super Instagrammable.
Room rates TBC
Sands Venue Resort Hotel Spa, Blackpool – opening 2023
The Sands Venue Resort Hotel Spa is set to be Blackpool’s first five-star resort. Located on the seafront, the hotel is inspired by the charm of the 1930s with Art Deco and modern touches throughout. The bedrooms and suites will be spacious and there will be several bars, restaurants and event spaces. It will also have a luxury spa.
Room rates TBC
Find more information on Sands Venue Resort Hotel Spa here
Hotel Indigo Coventry – opening 2023
Hotel Indigo is opening a new four-star hotel in Coventry, the second in the city after the Telegraph hotel opened in 2021. Set in Coventry’s Friargate business district, Hotel Indigo Coventry will have 100 rooms, a mini gym, bar and restaurant. For guests travelling without a car, the hotel is ideally located by Coventry’s train station.
Room rates TBC
Visit the Hotel Indigo website here
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