17 of the UK’s most exciting new hotels for 2024 with rooms from £88

The Store, Oxford

Boswells of Oxford was one of the UK’s most prestigious department stores – a venerable institution on Broad Street that traded continuously for 282 years before the pandemic forced its closure in 2020. It is set to reopen to the public once again, this time as a 101-room boutique hotel, with a vibrant restaurant and café, a cosy but strikingly modern bar, and a rooftop terrace from which to gaze at those famous dreaming spires. Opening in Spring, doubles from £295, thestoreoxford.com

Seaflowers, South Devon

This family-owned B&B, overlooking the picturesque Frogmore Creek on the Kingsbridge Estuary, is soon to reopen, having been converted in to a modern guesthouse by its third-generation owner, Suzy. Bespoke, coastal-influenced artwork has been created by a Dartmouth artist for the five bedrooms, which are bright, white and striking, with graphic prints. Outside, the lawn slopes down to the creek, where guests can play on the water. Opening February, doubles from £120 B&B, minimum two-night stay, seaflowers.co.uk

Seaflowers, South Devon This family-owned B&B, overlooking the picturesque Frogmore Creek on the Kingsbridge Estuary, is soon to reopen having been converted into a modern guesthouse Image supplied by suzy@seaflowers.co.uk
Seaflowers is a family owned B&B, overlooking the picturesque Frogmore Creek (Photo: Scot Baston)

House of Gods, Glasgow

Divine decadence comes to Glasgow’s Merchant City district this spring in a second venue for House of Gods, which honed its “more is more” approach in Edinburgh back in 2019. Expect 28 lavish and luxuriant bedrooms inspired by the Orient Express and decked out in hues of gold and burnt umber, with oak panels, parquet floors and plush four-poster beds draped in tiger print. There will be suites with private cinemas, a sultry cocktail lounge on the ground floor, and the Garden of Eden restaurant and bar on the rooftop. Opening mid-March, doubles from £120, houseofgodshotel.com

The Halyard, Liverpool

Joining the Vignette Collection – which includes hotels in Porto, Washington, DC and Phuket – this new-build hotel subtly channels the city’s maritime heritage in the cosmopolitan Ropewalks quarter, with bright stylish rooms and a moody bar and restaurant. Royal Albert Dock and the Museum of Liverpool are both walkable, but there is plenty on the doorstep, including Fact gallery and cinema and the Bluecoat contemporary arts centre, as well as food courts, bistros and bars. Opening March, doubles from £88, ihg.com/vignettecollection

The Falcon Inn, North Yorkshire

On the edge of the North York Moors and within easy reach of the popular coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, this “gastro inn” and glamping site is being refurbished to reopen in the spring. There will be decorative wallpapers and cottage-style décor in the comfortable rooms, and timber pods in the gardens, which look out on to the national park. Opening March, rates tbc, the-falcon.co.uk

Ruby Stella, London

Erstwhile Clerkenwell resident Charles Dickens serves as the source of inspiration for this newcomer to the neighbourhood, which will have a bookish theme alongside the Ruby brand’s philosophy of “lean luxury”, which means doing away with all the frills and focusing on high-quality necessities. It will feature a bar festooned in literary touches, from quills to printing presses, as well as an outdoor space for socialising, 153 soundproofed rooms and, of course, a library. Opening April, doubles from £217, ruby-hotels.com

The Brackenrigg inn officially opens on the 22nd of April 2024 Image supplied by Molly Chatterton
The Brackenrigg inn officially opens on the 22nd of April 2024 (Photo: Molly Chatterton)

The Brackenrigg Inn, Cumbria

Another Place, the fledgling hotel collection started by the team behind Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel, is expanding its Ullswater resort with the addition of this inn, five minutes’ walk away. It will offer guests access to Another Place’s facilities (pool, kids’ club, watersports, restaurants), with lake views and a relaxed ambience. Food will focus on Cumbrian produce, and there are plans for kitchen gardens, an events meadow and microbrewery. Opening April, doubles from £180 B&B, another.place

Soho House and Mollie’s Motel & Diner, Manchester

Soho House has taken its particular take on the private members’ club to all corners of the globe, from London to New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. But until now it has never set foot in the North of England. That changes with this 23-room opening in the former Granada Studios building on Quay Street. To add some vintage Americana into the mix, the same site will simultaneously welcome the third Mollie’s Motel – a neon-lit, budget offshoot of the Soho House brand. Opening spring, Mollie’s doubles from £120, mollies.com/manchester

The Albion Hotel, Isle of Wight

One of the oldest hotels on the Isle of Wight is slated to reopen under new management. The Albion, which has been welcoming visitors to Freshwater Bay for almost 300 years, spent much of 2023 receiving a top-down facelift to its exterior and 41 rooms, tidying up the Victorian façade while adding a spa complex to the rear of the hotel. Opening 1 June, doubles from £200, albionhotel.co.uk

Escapade Silverstone Estimated Opening Date - June 2024 Prices From - ?199 pn. Images supplied by Will Tindall
The Escapade Silverstone has a unique view (Photo: Veerle Evens)

Escapade Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Silverstone, the home of British motorsport, is gearing up for the launch of 60 striking trackside residences, opening in time for the Grand Prix in July. Each angular apartment will have two to four bedrooms, with balconies or roof terraces overlooking the racing circuit. Guests will also have access to a clubhouse’s pool, bar, restaurant and roof terrace – all with front-row views of the action. Opening spring, doubles from £199, escapadeliving.com/stay

Bailiffgate Hotel, Northumberland

A former girls’ school next to Hogwarts (aka Alnwick Castle) is being transformed in to an elegant, 48-room hotel that will be a good base for the magnificent Northumberland coast and whimsical Alnwick Garden. Period features are being retained while the interiors are spruced up, and there will be a relaxed restaurant, bar, gardens and accessible rooms. Opening August, doubles from £157, bespokehotels.com/bailiffgate-hotel

The Machrie, Islay Another Place, the fledgling hotel collection started by the team behind Cornwall?s Watergate Bay Hotel, with its resort-style hotel in the Lake District, is set to take its first steps into Scotland with the addition of this highly regarded Hebridean golfing resort. Image supplied by Molly Chatterton
The Machrie, Islay is a new property from Another Place (Photo: alanwilliams)

The Machrie, Islay

Another Place is also expanding over the border into Scotland with the addition of this highly regarded Hebridean golfing resort on Islay. The championship links will remain, but expect a raft of new activities to go alongside: fat-biking in the dunes, wildlife-spotting excursions and whisky tastings. Relaunching summer, doubles from £356, themachrie.com

No 124 by Guesthouse, Brighton

Having established three hotels in York, Bath and Margate, GuestHouse Hotels will unveil a fourth in Brighton. No 124 promises pretty much everything you might want from a city break on the Sussex coast: it has been fashioned from four Regency townhouses, right on the seafront (the i360 tower and the charred remnants of the West Pier are both directly opposite), with the main nexus of shops, bars and restaurants right round the corner. Opening summer, doubles from £295 B&B, guesthousehotels.co.uk

Treehouse, Manchester

Following the success of its London hotel, the Treehouse team is putting down roots on Deansgate in Manchester, on the site of a disused office block beside the River Irwell. As with its sister property, the ambience will hook into nature and nostalgia, with the sort of fun themes that aim to recapture the wonder of childhood. Recreation will be skewed towards grown-ups though, with a restaurant on the ground floor serving contemporary British food, a second restaurant on the 14th floor serving South Asian cuisine, and a bar with cityscape views. Opening summer, doubles from £199, treehousehotels.com

Treehouse Hotel Manchester (Photo: SH Hotels & Resorts)
The Treehouse Hotel Manchester will open in summer (Photo: SH Hotels & Resorts)

No 1 Bruton, Somerset

This Georgian townhouse hotel and cottages in artsy Bruton is expanding with five new bedrooms in neighbouring pub The Blue Ball. Expect pretty patterns, nature-influenced colours and deep comfort. A new restaurant will be unveiled at the inn in March. Opening summer, doubles from £160 B&B, numberonebruton.com/stay

The Pig and The Village Pub, Gloucestershire

The latest Pig might seem familiar – the rustic restaurants-with-desirable-rooms chain has just taken over Barnsley House hotel in the Cotswolds. The transformation will start to take place from next month, ready for summer when the group’s first hotel with a standalone pub and full-blown spa will be unveiled. Opening summer, rates tbc, thepighotel.com

The Hoxton, Edinburgh

Adding to the capital’s burgeoning chic hotel scene, The Hoxton will be opening on Grosvenor Street in Haymarket, with rooms split across several Georgian townhouses and three self-contained apartments (ideal for festival time and remote workers). As with the group’s other lively properties, Edinburgh will feature a destination restaurant, social lobby area and a gallery. Opening autumn, rates tbc, thehoxton.com