Dating back to 1914, this historic grade II listed building
was built on the site of the former Ranelagh Gardens. In the early
20th centuary The Adelphi was a popular establishment for the
wealthy passengers of cruise liners before embarking on their
journeys. The hotel's Sefton Suite is an exact replica of RMS
Titanic's First Class smoking lounge which has been the backdrop to
many television dramas over the years. Famous guests at the hotel
have included Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Originally opened in 1856 as a textile warehouse for the
drapery business S & J Watts, this grade II listed building on
the corner of Portland Street boasts magnificent history. After
years of disuse, Watt's Warehouse was eventually converted into a
25 bedroom hotel in the early 1980's before being bought by
Britannia Hotels where now it stands as a popular 363 bedroom
hotel. This hotel was recently featured in the popular BBC Two
documentary, 'Great British Railway Journeys' hosted by Michael
The Grand Metropole is one of the oldest hotels in Blackpool,
this is the only hotel in Blackpool to sit directly on the
shoreline side of the promenade. Originally built in 1776 as
Bailey's hotel the hotel underwent extensive renovations in the
late 19th century that saw the hotel increase to twice its previous
size - it was at this point the hotel was renamed the "Hotel
Metropole". In 1955 the hotel was taken over by the Billy Butlins
before being sold to Britannia Hotels in 2004.
Overlooking the promenade on the North Shore, The Grand Hotel
was one of the largest hotels in Wales when constructed. The
history of this hotel began with the construction of the bathhouse
in 1855 followed shortly by the opening of the pier in 1858. After
severe storm damage and years of disuse, the bathhouse was
renovated and a hotel was added. In 1902 the hotel became the Grand
Llandudno, which was featured in the 1979 film 'Yanks'
with Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave.
Designed by Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick, The Grand Hotel
was one of the largest hotels in the world when it was completed in
1867. The hotel was designed around the theme of time, with 4
towers to represent the 4 seasons, 12 floors to represent the
months in a year and 52 chimneys to represent the weeks in a year.
The Grand itself is in the shape of a 'V', this is in honour of
The Royal Hotel has a grand history of elegance and class,
with its impressive historical guest list and amazing views over
Scarborough bay. Built on the site of the 'The Long Room', a high
class venue for balls and entertainment, the hotel was opened in
1725 and was renamed the Royal Hotel in 1839. The hotel has
attracted many famous guests over the years, including Winston
Churchill whilst in public office and Dame Edith Sitwell, both of
whom have hotel suites named in their honour.
The Royal Bath was the first hotel in Bournemouth, so
naturally it has a fantastic position on the seafront and offers
panoramic views over the bay. Opened on Queen Victoria's coronation
day in June 1838, it has since attracted many distinguished
visitors. In 1876 the hotel was bought by Sir Merton
Russell-Coates, the mayor of Bournemouth at the time, when it was
named the 'Bath Hotel'. The hotel was then enlarged in 1856 and
renamed the 'Royal Bath Hotel' in time for the Prince of Wales'
Situated along Brighton Seafront, this famous regency style
building has been a long standing architectural gem for many
years, dating back to 1826. After years of restorations and
architectural changes, the hotel was extended with 2 new wings
by 1963 and subsequently awarded a grade II listing for the
original part of the building. Now regarded as one of the oldest
period style hotels in Brighton, The hotel proudly stands right in
the heart of city near by the famous 'Royal Pavilion Gardens'.
Currently the hotel offers 208 en-suite rooms.
Located just outside of the city centre, this grade II listed
country house is the largest hotel in Coventry and dates back to
1894. The hotel was originally built as a private residence for the
car manufacturer William Hillman and has tastefully been extended
over the years. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland,
this country hotel offers 210 en-suite rooms, with many rooms still
located in the original section of the building.
Beautifully set within 11 acres of landscaped gardens in the
historic market town of Market Bosworth , this grade II listed
mansion dates back from the 17th century and was the home of the
wealthy Dixie family for nearly 300 years. After years of disuse,
Bosworth Hall was transformed into a hospital in 1931 and remained
so until the early 1980's. After the closure of the hospital, work
started on conversion into a hotel of which Britannia
proudly took ownership of in 1987.