Artist Residence – Bristol, Somerset
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When Justin and Charlie Salisbury were hunting for a site for their newest Artist Residence hotel they settled on an old boot factory in the artsy St Paul’s community in Bristol. To start with the building had all of the qualities the pair typically looks for – a nod to the past, original beams and exposed brick walls – to which they added their signature industrial-luxe style, an eclectic mix of vintage and boho furniture and a collection of original, specially commissioned artworks by local artists. The 23 rooms range from the super cosy Shoe Box, which has arched floor-to-ceiling windows, a comfy king-sized bed and compact bathroom (best suited for solo travellers or shorter stays) to the vast Artist Suite – think Georgian cornicing, views over leafy Portland Square and a roll-top bathtub in the bathroom. The idea was to create a proper, buzzing neighbourhood hang-out so there’s a real emphasis on the social spaces – a coffee shop, bar, casual all-day restaurant and garden – as well as a programme of cool cultural events.
Opening soon. Price TBC.
+44 (0)203 019 8623; artistresidence.co.uk