Justin and Charlie Salisbury first met as students and when Justin’s mum – who’d bought a run-down Brighton guesthouse – was seriously injured in an accident before she’d had time to renovate it, 20-year-old Justin stepped in. Having no idea how to tackle the redecoration, he filled the listed townhouse with artists and gave them a free hand. And so the couple’s first Artist Residence, successful and buzzy, was born. It was soon joined by three more in Penzance, Pimlico and Oxford. The Brighton original has sea views and retro-style bedrooms ranging from tiny crash pads to a huge suite and a brand new apartment. Each has bespoke or vintage furniture, hand-picked artwork, entertaining murals and excellent beds. Artists Maria Rivans, Charlie Anderson, Fox Fisher and Jessica Albarn have designed four fabulous rooms. There’s the sparky Fix Bar for drinks, easy-going Set Bar for seasonal British tapas and The Set Restaurant for Dan Kenny’s stunning seasonal tasting menus.
Doubles from £95
+44 (0)1273 324302; artistresidence.co.uk
The starling murmurations at sunset over the West Pier
British seasonal tapas at The Set ba
A workshop at Andy Doig’s studio and learn how to create your very own neon artwork
CLAIM TO FAME
This was the first hotel of the group, often spotted on Channel 5 re-runs of The Hotel Inspector
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