A new 153-room ‘concept’ hotel has opened at Horizon 38, the new business park that is rapidly taking shape on the former Rolls-Royce East Works site in the Bristol North Fringe.
Village Hotel Club Bristol, located on the corner of the A38 and Gipsy Patch Lane, also houses a state-of-the-art gym, a pub/restaurant (known as the Village Pub and Grill) and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Tailored to the needs of modern workers and travellers, the new development also offers a unique hot desking Business Club, VWorks, creating flexible and convenient co-working spaces for both small and medium-sized businesses. Smaller meeting pods are also available to accommodate private meetings for just two to six people.
The hotel’s large state-of-the-art gym features ‘The Trip’, a spin studio which creates digital worlds to cycle through using a cinema-scale screen and sound system for a completely immersive experience. The Village Gym is also home to a 20-metre indoor swimming pool and whirlpool with a range of relaxation facilities, including a luxury steam room and sauna.
The gym also offers a timetable of over 100 fitness classes a week.
Guests staying at the hotel can choose a high-spec standard room, or opt to upgrade to a Club room, which includes access to the Village Gym, classes, swimming pool and exclusive Village Business Club.
Designed to enhance every aspect of the guest experience, the hotel is equipped with smart technology throughout. Huge TVs, high power showers and big comfy beds are a standard at Village, while each Club bedroom is fitted with a virtual concierge, the Amazon Alexa, and includes free access to the Village Gym and the VWorks facilities.
Jennie Steward, general manager of Village Hotel Club Bristol, said:
“Our technology solutions, the most advanced for any new hotel in the South West, are about enhancing the customer experience. From ‘The Trip’ through to our in-room experience and self-check-in screens in the reception area, we are focussed on maximising the time that guests have for leisure, while also making their business time more efficient in our work spaces.”
“We aim to create a place where people want to come and spend the day, whether it’s to dine out, stay, work out or play. The hotel will be a thriving hub, every day of the week, for local residents, gym-goers, the business community and guests for weddings, events and our popular live tribute acts.”
Photos: 1 Aerial view of the hotel looking east down Gipsy Patch Lane. 2 Hotel carvery.
• Hotel website: www.village-hotels.co.uk/hotels/bristol
This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine (on page 16). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.