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Hot New UK Hotel Openings To Know In 2021

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It’s time for a UK hotel getaway! The good news is, you’re not exactly short of options when it comes to finding luxury hotels in the UK. But what is the hottest new hotel in London? Where are the fashion crew flocking to in the countryside? Which new London hotel has the design set buzzing? From boutique openings to big name flagships, find out the hot new UK hotels in the capital and beyond with our guide. 

New UK Hotels 2021

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Beaverbrook

Beaverbrook Town House, London

Opening: September 2021

Beaverbrook is partnering with Cadogan Estates to bring the luxury of the award-winning Surrey country house to Chelsea for 2021. Launching next summer on Sloane Street following a £25m restoration of two Georgian townhouses opposite Cadogan Place Gardens, the boutique hotel will be home to 14 luxury suites, plus a contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar. Interiors will come from designer Nicola Harding alongside Beaverbrook’s creative director Sir Frank Lowe.

beaverbrooktownhouse.co.uk

The Londoner

The Londoner, Leicester Square London

Opening: autumn 2021

Set in London’s Leicester Square, The Londoner will be a huge addition to this bustling West End location, with 350 rooms set over eight storeys above ground and six below. One of the hotel’s biggest draws will be its culinary offering, with six outlets to choose from. Enjoy Japanese food and cocktails on the rooftop; champagne, tea and caviar at The Stage; pub food and gin drinks at Joshua’s Tavern or head to the Refuel area for post-workout smoothies and poolside snacks. thelondoner.com

NoMad London

NoMad London

Opened: May 2021

Causing a stir in Bow is the first London outpost from New York’s buzzy NoMad Hotels group, housed in a former Magistrates’ Court. Expect spectacular interiors throughout, particularly in its main restaurant, a soaring three-story glass-roofed atrium which will no doubt be popping up on many an Instagram feed this summer. This sits alongside 91 bedrooms, a pub-style eatery set in the building’s former police station and NoMad’s first ever late-night cocktail lounge. thenomadhotel.com

The Fellows House, Cambridge

The Fellows House, Cambridge

Opened: July 2021

The new, apartment-style hotel is the first Curio Collection by Hilton to open in Cambridge, located a stone’s throw from the River Cam and Jesus Green, making it the perfect base for exploring this historic city. The property offers 131 rooms, including 123 studio and apartments all featuring fully equipped kitchens, making it an ideal home-away-from home for workcations and longer stays. There is also a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and bicycles to hire. thefellowshousecambridge.curiocollection.com | +44 (0) 1223 94 94 99

The Mayfair Townhouse

The Mayfair Townhouse, London

Opened: late 2020

From the team behind Cliveden House and Chewton Glen comes a new London powerhouse, The Mayfair Townhouse. Bringing a welcome injection of fun and frivolity into the area the property offers an ‘Oscar Wilde meets Alice in Wonderland’ vibe with Goddard Littlefair citing the Dandy era as the design inspiration. Read our review of the Mayfair Townhouse.

themayfairtownhouse.com

Nobu Portman Square

Nobu Portman Square

Opened: late 2020

The much-loved Nobu Berkeley Street restaurant will move to its new home at the brand-new Nobu Portman Square, which promises to be a home away from home for guests, doing things with signature ‘kokoro’ (Japanese for authenticity and with passion). Expect incredible service and impeccable food.

london-portman.nobuhotels.com

The Falcon

The Falcon

Opened: late 2020

Set at the centre of the 10,500-acre Castle Ashby Estate, the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton, is The Falcon, which opened (then closed, then opened) its doors in late 2020. A Grade II-listed coaching inn built in 1594, this magnificent country retreat offers 22 bedrooms spread across the main hotel and adjacent cottages. Bedroom five is
the showstopper, with a private terrace and far-stretching lake view. Nature is at the heart of everything here, with on-site activities including yoga, cycling, nature walks and wild swimming.

thefalcon-castleashby.com

The Guardsman, London

The Guardsman, London

Opened: spring 2021

This luxury boutique hotel is located in London’s Buckingham Gate and has the feel of a members’ club. With 53 luxurious bedrooms plus six exclusive residences including a selection of one, two and three bedrooms, along with living spaces, dining areas and fully-fitted kitchens. Designed by Richard Tomlin at Tonik Associates, guests will appreciate the contemporary, relaxed interiors and lighting by Tom Dixon.

guardsmanhotel.com

Middle Eight, London

Middle Eight, London

Opened: spring 2020

This Covent Garden hotel offers 168 rooms and 12 suites. For the ultimate city escape check into one of the suites with a signature indoor garden and relaxing outside dining area. For dinner, look no further than the hotel’s restaurant Sycamore Vino Cucina, a signature Italian all-day dining restaurant.

middleeight.com

The Star, Alfriston

The Star, Alfriston, East Sussex

Opened: spring 2021

Set to open in March 2021, The Star, Alfriston will offer 30 rooms set in a striking grade II Listed 15th century building in the heart of an East Sussex medieval village. Set in the South Downs National Park, the Sussex coastline including the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, is just screaming out to be explored.

thepolizzicollection.com

The Harper

The Harper, Norfolk

Opened: spring 2021

The much-anticipated 32-room boutique hotel The Harper will open early 2021 in the picturesque village of Langham in North Norfolk, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Housed in a former glass blowing factory, the property will showcase bespoke glass features and natural materials throughout. No two rooms are alike with room categories coming in at ‘Big’, ‘Bigger’ and ‘Biggest’. Check out the local walks or ‘Harper Hikes’ taking in the best of North Norfolk’s countryside.

Rooms start at £175 per night, theharper.co.uk

Three Mile Beach, Cornwall

Three Mile Beach, Cornwall

Opened: spring 2021

Just four miles from St Ives, Three Mile Beach is set to launch at Easter 2021, a collective of 15 luxury beach houses created by Audley Travel founder Craig Burkinshaw and his partner Joanne Le Bon. Offering ‘comfort in the wilds’ the property will sit hidden among sand dunes and coastal grasses, with three and four-bedroom houses available with log burners, wrap-around terraces and sunken cedar hot tubs.

threemilebeach.co.uk

Cameron House

Cameron House, Scotland

Opened: spring 2021

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, this baronial mansion has been closed since a fire in 2017, but is set to reopen in spring 2021. Set in 100 acres of woodland, Cameron House has 136 guest bedrooms, an award-winning spa and championship level golf course. A Loch Lomond cruise on the Celtic Warrior, the Resort’s own luxury motor cruiser is a must during your stay.

cameronhouse.co.uk

Mondrian Shoreditch, London

Mondrian Shoreditch, London

Opened: spring 2021

The Mondrian returns to London with the European flagship, a 120-room hotel in the heart of Shoreditch. Look out for a host of food and beverage offerings to add to the already bustling East London food scene, including a culinary experience by world-famous chef Dani García.

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The Lost Poet, London

The Lost Poet, London

Opened: summer 2021

Immerse yourself in Portobello Road, Notting Hill, with a stay at The Lost Poet, a new boutique guesthouse in a private townhouse residence with four uniquely designed bedrooms for a distinctive London staycation. Designed by the team at Notting Hill’s Cubic Studios, the rooms reflect the playful curiosity and creativity of Portobello Road, with modern art, bold wallpapers and bespoke furniture. Opt for the ‘blue’ room on the top floor for a spacious room with a standalone bathtub and an expansive south facing terrace with views across West London. The property will be adult-only if booking by the room, or you can opt to hire the four rooms exclusively for a post-lockdown family reunion.

thelostpoet.co.uk

The Farmyard at The Newt

The Farmyard at The Newt, Somerset

Opened: summer 2021

Hidden in a secluded corner of the popular country estate hotel, The Farmyard offers 17 rooms and suites housed within the Farm House, Cyder Mill, Apple Loft and Cheese Barns. The new property features an indoor swimming pool, bar and games room and an authentic farm-to-table culinary experience, plus access to the wider estate and facilities.

thenewtinsomerset.com

Marine Troon

Marine Troon, Scotland

Opened: summer 2021

Formerly The Marine Hotel, this 89-key hotel sits in the seaside town of Troon on the Ayrshire Coast. Of particular appeal to golf fans, Marine Troon will boast unobstructed views of the 1st and 18th fairways of Royal Troon’s Old Course, which has played host to nine Open Championships, and will feature interiors inspired by the sport.

marineandlawn.com

The Broadwick Soho

The Broadwick Soho, London

Opening: autumn 2021

Featuring 57 rooms and suits, The Broadwick Soho is the first London hotel designed by Martin Brudnizki, the man behind the beloved interiors at Annabel’s and The Wolseley. The designer describes the new venture as ‘your eccentric godmother’s Soho townhouse’, with many of the higher-tier rooms and suites featuring private balconies overlooking the bustling streets of the city. The rooftop cocktail bar is sure to be a Soho hit.

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Gleneagles Townhouse

Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh

Opening: autumn 2021

The iconic sporting and country estate of Gleneagles is launching its first city dwelling in St Andrews Square, reimagined as Gleneagles Townhouse. Offering 33 bedrooms, the townhouse will also be home to a members club, with access to private spaces and on-site gym and wellness clubs. The rooftop terrace will offer views across the city previously only enjoyed by the rooftop statues on the former Bank of Scotland headquarters.

gleneaglestownhouse.com

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