Hampshire site to be transformed for new hotel
Thursday May 21st, 2020
The team behind Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall and Another Place in the Lake District has acquired a new site in Hampshire to transform into its next hotel venture.
Amport House in Hampshire will become the brand’s second Another Place hotel, having previously been run by the Ministry of Defence as a British Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre.
CEO at Watergate Bay Hotel and Another Place, Will Ashworth told BH that he was ‘delighted to be the new custodians of the historic building’, which dates back to 1857 and also boasts vast listed gardens designed by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.
Following the planning stages and approvals from the local authorities, Ashworth said he hopes construction may begin in Q1 next year, with an early 2022 opening date pencilled in ‘if things line up for us.’
The property will aim to have 50 bedrooms and two restaurants and bars, as well as facilities for which Watergate Bay and Another Place have become renowned, such as a Swim Club and an Ofsted-registered Kids’ Zone.
“It will be different from Another Place, The Lake through reflecting its heritage and making the most of the magnificent garden,” explains Will, “but with the same relaxed style of hospitality and atmosphere our brand is known for.”
“It’s a charming location, sitting in lovely rolling Hampshire countryside, close to Stonehenge,” he adds, “in a magnificent village.”