A former B&B in Bristol is set to be redeveloped into luxury apartments after being acquired by growing hotel group Your Apartment.
Work is already underway to turn the Clifton House Hotel in Tyndall’s Park into 25 new serviced studio apartments available for short-term lets, with the property set to open in early November.
Brothers Charlie and Toby Guest, the founders of Your Apartment, have signed a lease for the former four-star hotel, a Victorian villa located just off Whiteladies Road and The Triangle, reports Business Live.
The pair launched their first 34-room ‘aparthotel’ in Clifton Village in December last year, in a £1.6m renovation of a former student block. The business is now managing more than 165 apartments in Bristol.
Your Apartment is also behind the ongoing transformation of the historic grade II-listed Shepherd’s Hall building in Old Market.
Each apartment in the Clifton House Hotel will feature a full-integrated kitchenette, an en-suite bathroom, a king-bed, dining space space and super-fast Wi-Fi, as well as offering private parking and bike storage.
Your Apartment said that designers would look to make the most of the former hotel’s “stately” Victorian features.
The company said that the apartments will be marketed for professionals working away for short periods during the week and leisure visitors taking weekend city breaks.
Director and co-founder of Your Apartment, Toby Guest said: “Several months since we launched our flagship aparthotel in Clifton Village, we’re overjoyed that we now have a new group of serviced apartments to add to our rapidly growing portfolio of short term lets in the Bristol region.”
The company is also set to expand into other UK cities with it set to open more accommodation in Liverpool and Cardiff through 2021-22.
Booking and check-in to its apartments is completely contactless – an app is used to access the building and also as a digital room key.
Mr Guest said: “More and more hoteliers are coming around to the idea that visitors to the city are moving away from the typical branded city centre hotels models pioneered by Premier Inn, Ibis and Holiday Inn.
“A new era is sweeping in where both business and leisure guests desire more in-room amenities and a more independent style of living”.
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