Peach Pubs opens new High Field Town House hotel in Edgbaston

A NEW twelve bedroom boutique hotel has opened in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham.

The High Field Town House hotel from Peach Pubs has been created in a Grade II-listed mid-19th century villa.

Guestrooms have been sensitively designed with individual styling that features antiques, hand-painted wallpapers and top quality beds.

Powerful rain showers have been installed as standard with three of the new hotel’s premium rooms also offering roll top baths.

The property is in leafy Highfield Road, next to the company’s award-winning High Field gastropub. The pub opened in 2014 and is where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served for hotel guests.

One of the hotel’s premium rooms with brass bed frame, antique walnut furniture and a roll top bath.



Boutique rooms planned at new London gin distillery

PORTOBELLO Road Gin has announced plans for a new London distillery which will include a boutique hotel.

The fast growing company, founded just five years ago, plans the new distillery on the iconic London road in Notting Hill from which it takes its name.

As well as boutique guest rooms, the new distillery will also include a gin museum, blending rooms, bar and gin shop.

Ged Feltham, co-founder of Portobello Road Gin (pictured top), commented:

“We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of The Distillery on Portobello Road. Our roots have played an important factor in the success of the brand and it’s incredibly exciting to be able to grow and continue producing in Notting Hill. The Distillery will prove to be a mecca for all fans of the drink and will, we believe, become the finest address in gin.”

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Robert De Niro behind proposed luxury boutique hotel in London’s Covent Garden

LEGENDARY Hollywood actor Robert De Niro looks set to open a new luxury boutique hotel in London, if plans are approved by the local authority.

The Godfather-star has teamed up with Covent Garden estate owner Capco and BD Hotels to submit the proposal for an 83-bedroom hotel to Westminster Council.

The new London hotel seeks to emulate De Niro’s success with the acclaimed Greenwich Hotel in the Tribeca district of New York.

The proposals, which were submitted to local planners last month, include luxury spa facilities, two restaurants, a deli/café and a members’ club, all built around a central courtyard conservatory.

Known as the Wellington, the new hotel would be developed behind existing period frontages on Covent Garden at a site bounded by Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street.

Robert De Niro commented: “London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It makes perfect sense to develop a hotel that represents all of that in the heart of this city in Covent Garden. The Wellington Hotel would honour the heritage of the area, while bringing the best of what we’ve done in New York to London”.

Sarah-Jane Curtis, Director of Capco Covent Garden, commented: “Robert De Niro and BD Hotels have emerged as the world’s leading luxury hoteliers, so The Wellington Hotel is a hugely exciting prospect for London which continues to see strong demand for inventive boutique retreats. This would be our first landmark hotel for the estate and a new icon for the city, continuing our commitment to enliven Covent Garden with bespoke offerings from both global and British brands”.

If Westminster Council gives the green light to the proposals, the Wellington Hotel could open in 2019.

London’s Old Street Magistrates’ Court to reopen as luxury boutique hotel

A FORMER courthouse and police station in London is set to be reborn as a new luxury boutique hotel next month.

Following a £40million renovation the former Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station has been turned into the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch.

Guests at the new hotel in Old Street will be following in famous, and infamous, footsteps including those of the writer Joe Orton and notorious East London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray.

The Grade-II Listed property served in its former guise for over ninety years and now been sensitively converted into a hotel offering 86 guest rooms and 42 suites.

Original courtrooms have been turned into a fine dining restaurant and an ultra exclusive members’ bar.  The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, sister to the Courthouse Hotel in Great Marlborough Street, is due to open on June 1st.

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Boutique hotel planned at former hospital in Aberdeen

A HISTORIC hospital in Aberdeen could be turned in to a 52-bedroom boutique hotel, if new proposals get the go-ahead.

The new vision for the former Woolmanhill Hospital has been developed by CAF Properties with NHS Grampian and will be submitted to Aberdeen City Council.

Redevelopment of the hospital, built in 1759, would also see dozens of new serviced apartments and also residential properties alongside the hotel.

The hotel and serviced apartments would be operated by Glasgow-based G1 Group. If planning consent is given, the scheme could be completed by 2019.

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Image source: CAF Properties