Top 5: Innovation and tradition in English hospitality

Tradition is one of the most striking features of England. But in segments such as tourism and, in particular, hospitality, innovations are increasingly present in the land of Queen Elizabeth II.

New hosting options appear systematically in the UK. From luxury to more prosaic developments, the extension of English hospitality provides new options for tourists from the different British countries that make up the place. Check out five hotels that represent this tourist innovation.

The Ned – London

the ned hotel

The long-awaited five-star hotel situated in the former headquarters of Midland Bank is already open. Created with inspiration in the 1930s ocean liners, The Ned has 252 suites, a rooftop bar, two pools, spa and exercise room. Seven restaurants spread out in the lobby, serving cuisines that circle the planet, from a New York-style deli to a Parisian cafe. Downstairs, The Vault Room is behind the huge 20-ton safe door.

Henrietta Hotel – London

Henrietta Hotel

The Henrietta Hotel is a small and luxurious resort combining two historic houses at the 14th and 15th Henrietta Street. The hotel features 18 art-deco rooms and an 80-seat bistro, led by British chef Ollie Dabbous, starring Michelin. Room service includes freshly made cocktails.

The Curtain Hotel and Private Members’ Club – London

The Curtain Hotel and Private Members’ Club

A new hub for creative entrepreneurs in London, The Curtain Hotel and Members’ Club is the latest creation by hotelier Michael Achenbaum of New York. Its 120 rooms include six large suites and guests can enjoy the swimming pool, the hotel lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, treatment rooms, work space and a 185 square meter event space including a Ballroom and an exhibition room.

 Southampton Harbor Hotel & Spa – Southampton


Harbor Hotel & Spa, Southampton’s first five-star hotel, will open in Ocean Village this year. The yacht-inspired hotel has 85 luxury suites, a beachfront restaurant with a champagne bar on the terrace and a spa with gym and pool.

Lympstone Manor – Devon


Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most award-winning chefs, has opened Lympstone Manor, a hideaway in the Devon countryside between Exeter and Exmouth. The Georgian mansion, formerly a private home, sits on an area of ​​11 acres, with views of the Exe Estuary. The new 21-room hotel features contemporary interiors and a 60-seat restaurant.