The developer of what is expected to become Bristol's only five-star hotel within the city's historic Guildhall, has revealed plans to expand the property into the adjoining Bank of England building.
Two years ago Trevor Osborne Property Group announced that it intended to create a 64-bedroom luxury hotel within the Grade-II-listed Guilldhall and Assize Court, which it had bought from the city council. Now the company is extending its plans to create a 93-bedroom hotel, with its imminent acquisition of the adjacent Bristol branch of the Bank of England, a Grade-I-listed property currently occupied by the Citizens' Advice Bureau. Both properties date back to the mid-19th century.
Trevor Osborne of the Bath-based company said that the extra space would be more fitting for a hotel that aims to offer the highest quality product and service. "We will now be able to offer some considerable public spaces including an impressive entrance hall and foyer, restaurant, bar and function rooms within two former court rooms," he explained.
There will also be a spa in the basement linked by lift to a rooftop swimming pool.
Osborne said that the plans for the hotel, located in Broad Street, have been backed by Bristol City Council and English Heritage. "We hope to achieve planning consent by June, with a view to opening in 2017," he added.
"We are currently speaking with a number of independent and branded operators regarding the management of the hotel."
Past projects undertaken by Trevor Osborne Property Group include the development of the 136-bedroom Trafalgar hotel, London, and the transformation of the 95-bedroom Malmaison Oxford's from the city's former prison. It is also currently working on the development of the 80-bedroom Buxton Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa in Derbyshire.