A new upscale boutique hotel has announced it will be opening on Brighton seafront in summer 2024, writes Nick Mosley.
No.124 by GuestHouse – next door to the Doubletree by Hilton Brighton Metropole on Kings Road – will see four adjoining Regency and Victorian buildings converted into a luxury 32-room hotel and destination restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace.
Designed with aesthetic nods to the Bloomsbury Group of bohemian artists and writers who made Charleston in East Sussex their home, the interiors promise to be a riot of dusky blues, artichoke greens, damask rose and aubergine, as well as featuring enchanting graphics and striking images.
The property is the fourth – and largest – in the GuestHouse portfolio and will feature all of the facilities of the group’s earlier hotels in Margate and York including a help-yourself ‘Pantry’ of snacks, ‘Field Trip’ holistic treatment rooms, vinyl record library and in-room record players and complimentary luggage collection for guests arriving at Brighton Station.
The 65 cover restaurant – Pearly Cow – is being designed as a moody, atmospheric space with a dark wooden floor and will feature open fire cooking of local produce from both field and sea. A private dining room for 16 guests will be available for intimate dinners and private events.
A key feature will be the glass-roofed winter garden in the central courtyard of the hotel where guests can enjoy laid back luxury and the property’s wider characterful offering whatever the weather.