Introducing… GuestHouse

A new, independent hospitality group, creating wonder-filled hotels in Britain’s most intriguing cities

GuestHouse is the new family-owned hotel brand bringing wonder-filled hotels to historic buildings on Britain’s most desirable streets. Owners and visionaries behind the brand are the three Guest brothers (Tristan, James and Tom) on a mission to develop a new generation of hotels that will offer guests an indulgent treat while retaining the warmth and character of the traditional guest house experience. 

Formerly known as No 15 Great Pulteney Street, GuestHouse’s first property is a renovation project which will re-open in the cathedral city of Bath this spring and lay the foundation for future growth across adored cities in the UK, including the complete remodelling of two heritage hotels in Brighton and York. The brothers will cherry-pick iconic buildings in the heart of the cities and reimagine them on the inside to create a sense of wonder for hotel guests and the local community alike. While every GuestHouse hotel will encompass shared values and commitments to its guests, each will be one-off and true to its location. 

With imaginative interiors by British designers, GuestHouse properties will be in keeping with their surroundings, respecting the heritage of their iconic buildings but, when guests walk through the doors, they will enter a colourful and creative world full of heart and soul. The engaging staff, imaginative design details, surprising finds, and curious collections within the hotels will match the uniqueness of the cities outside. The Guest brothers are enlisting regional makers and community artists and will use their hotels as a showcase of local talent.

Celebrators of small-scale British farms, bakers and makers, the group’s talented team of Chefs and Barmen will use locally-sourced produce to offer guests a great escape from the day-to-day, from breakfast in bed and legendary long weekend brunches, to lazy lunches, creative cocktails and indulgent dinners. The restaurants will be informal community-hubs to gather with friends, families and dogs for a high quality and honest dining experience. The dishes and drinks will be inspired by memories of the Guest brothers own Great British Escapes and will champion local specialities such as Bath chaps and buns.  

At their heart, the hotels will be fun and easy-going: a space where guests can kick back, relax and spend time with their loved ones indulging, exploring and painting the town red. Where families, friends, couples and their dogs can put responsibilities to one side and just be: whether they are helping themselves to goodies in the pantry kitchens, playing soulful sounds on the Vinyl record player in their room, or gathering for board games by the fire. Conscious of people’s busy lives back home, every GuestHouse will curate special spa and wellness experiences that nurture individual needs. 

Outside the hotels, every guest will be equipped with the tools to explore the best bits of each destination with ‘The Guest List’ which is a guide by GuestHouseto uncover local intel and illustrated maps. From nearby art galleries, food markets, hidden bookshops, hard-to-miss historical sites, and lesser-known boutiques, the hotels will be the perfect launchpad to explore Britain’s most eclectic cities. As well as the guidebook, thoughtful programmes tailored to specialist interests will be curated by the knowledgeable GuestHouse team: for lovers of food, history or nature.  Encouraging guests to explore the UK by train, in every station in each city they will have a different vehicle – from a tuk-tuk, cargo bike, black cab or camper van – to collect guests’ bags from the station so they can explore as soon as they arrive.  

The Guest brothers describe their purpose to

create a hotel brand that has a special warmth and represents the best of British hospitality. The welcoming smile, passion for the local area and relaxed informality blended with a sense of creativity, indulgence and surprise. We hope to present an alternative to the typical British rural getaway and inspire people to fall in love with our thriving and beautiful historic cities whilst still enjoying the escape from the day-to-day. Each hotel will champion our group ethos yet celebrate connection with the local destination – be that in the food and drink, the interiors of the hotel or the advice that we can offer on the best local experiences!

With strong family and business ethics – learnt from working together with their Father and Grandfather within their 50-year-old family business – the Guest brothers will build and manage their hotels as an independent owner-operated brand treating their staff, suppliers and collaborators as part of the family in a kind, fair and open way.  They will work to make a positive difference to the lives of locals too, with their hotels becoming inviting neighbourhood hangouts and their team seeking opportunities to give back and bring brightness to the cities they live and love.

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