New hotels opening in 2023

11 January 2023 by

Expect London luxury and countryside cool with this round up of the hottest new hotels for 2023

2023 is set to be a big year for new hotels. With many much-anticipated hotels finally opening their doors, across the UK there are venues from budget to high-end.

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Virgin Hotels Glasgow

Location Clyde Street, Glasgow

Opening Spring

Bedrooms 240

Owners Silk Property Group

Operators Virgin Hotels

General manager Tom Gibson

Virgin Hotels is heading to Glasgow after opening in Edinburgh last June. The group's latest Scottish property will feature 240 bedrooms across 15 floors, four dining and drinking spaces and panoramic views of the River Clyde. Each room has a dressing room that is separated from the lounge, while signature suites include a Sir Richard Flat and Lady B's Flat.

Raffles London at the OWO

Location Old War Office, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU

Opening Late spring

Bedrooms 120

Owners Hinduja Group

Operators Raffles Hotels & Resorts

General manager Philippe Leboeuf

Raffles London at the OWO will be located in a Grade II-listed former Old War Office in Whitehall, once used by political leaders including Sir Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George. It will feature 120 rooms and suites, nine restaurants and bars – three of which will be overseen by Mirazur chef Mauro Colagreco – and a spa and a health club.

The redevelopment has been led by the family-run Hinduja Group and the interior design was spearheaded by Thierry Despont, who has transformed landmark buildings including the Statue of Liberty and Maison Cartier.

Mole Resort

Location River Mole, Devon

Opening Summer

Owners L+R Hotels

Lodges 58

Starting room rate Hotel room, £80; self-catering lodge up to eight people, £219

The Mole Resort is to open as a luxury lodge resort following a £25m redevelopment programme. All lodges will feature a large deck with outdoor dining facilities, hot tubs and kitchens and extra spaces for dogs. Guests can participate in swimming, fitness classes, golf, tennis, pickle ball and trout fishing.

Art'otel Battersea

Location Battersea Roof Gardens, London

Opening January

Operators PPHE

Rooms 164

General manager Jennifer McCabe

Art'otel London Battersea Power Station will be the first Art'otel to open in the UK. The 164 bedroom hotel will feature a skyline rooftop restaurant and bar, café, rooftop swimming pool, gym, spa, event facilities and an art gallery. Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon led on the interiors for the art-inspired lifestyle hotel, which also pay homage to the history of the power station.

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Location Hanover Square, Mayfair, London

Opening Spring

Bedrooms 50

Owners Clivedale London

Operators Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

General manager Susanne Hatje

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is to open in the spring with 50 rooms, a spa, a 25-metre swimming pool and chef Akira Back's first UK restaurant. The Korean-born, Colorado-raised chef has over 20 restaurants across the globe and has also been awarded a Michelin star. The bedrooms have been designed by Studio Indigo, while the hotel's public spaces have been taken on by Tokyo based studio Curiosity.

The BoTree

Location Marylebone Lane, London

Opening July

Bedrooms 199

Owners Shiva Hotels

Operators Preferred Hotels & Resorts' Legend Collection

The BoTree, sister property to Shiva group's Middle Eight in Covent Garden and the Guardsman hotel in Westminster, is due to open in London's Marylebone in summer 2023. The hotel will feature 199 bedrooms, bars, two restaurants, a live music club, a boutique screening room and a fitness centre. The Presidential Suite will offer views across London as well as access to a private elevator lobby, guest entrance and an outdoor terrace.

Dao by Dorsett, Hornsey Town Hall

Location Hornsey Town Hall, London

Opening Spring

Bedrooms 68

Owners Dorsett Hospitality International

Operators Dao By Dorsett

General manager Mark Gallagher

Dao By Dorsett will open its third site, Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall, in a fully restored Grade II-listed building with an 80-year history. Alongside its 68 apartments and suites, there will also be an arts centre for events, co-working spaces, a cinema, F&B outlets and a rooftop terrace.

The Bracken Hide, Isle of Skye

Location Isle of Skye

Opening March

Bedrooms 45

Owners Miranda and Charlie Garton-Jones

Starting room rate Double occupancy room, £150

The Bracken Hide in the Isle of Skye will be a wilderness resort with 45 en suite cabins across four tiers, a wild plunge pool, an Estonian sauna, a cinema room and a family-run restaurant, Fraser's. The hotel has also partnered with Skye Adventure, who will offer adventures such as scaling the Cuillin mountain range and kayaking along the coastline.

Mollie's Manchester

Location Old Granada TV studios, Manchester

Opening Late 2023

Bedrooms 130

Starting room rate Double room, £110

Mollie's Manchester will be the group's most ambitious opening to date, in a move away from its road-side motel and diner sites in Oxfordshire and Bristol. The 100,000 sq ft hotel will be designed by Soho House and offer 130 rooms, a 150-cover diner, a large cocktail bar with live music, private event spaces, a lounge bar, deli, swimming pool and heated outdoor terrace.

Treehouse Manchester

Location Manchester

Opening Q1 2024

Bedrooms 216

Owners Starwood Capital Group

Operators SH Hotels & Resorts

Treehouse Manchester will occupy the former site of the Renaissance Hotel in Deansgate following a £200m redevelopment. It will focus on sustainability and will feature a roof garden and a system to harvest rainwater. The hotel will also feature a top-floor restaurant and bar.

Ruby Zoe

Operator Ruby Hotels

Opening Summer

The carnival-themed Ruby Zoe is due to open this summer in London's Notting Hill. It will also feature smart space and digitising systems for the group's ‘lean luxury' philosophy.

The Chelsea Townhouse

Location Chelsea, London

Opening Summer 2023

Bedrooms 35

Owner Cadogan

Operator Iconic Luxury Hotels

Cadogan acquired the former Draycott Hotel, comprised of three red-brick townhouses overlooking a private garden square, in November 2022. It will undergo a sensitive restoration before reopening later this year.

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