Featuring three unique dining experiences, Southampton’s first destination rooftop bar, a luxury spa and health club, private cinema, state-of-the-art meetings and events facilities and breath-taking marina views
Harbour Hotels has officially unveiled its new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, now open at Ocean Village Marina. The highly anticipated new hotel introduces five-star luxury to the city, transforming the setting with its striking super-yacht inspired design.
With its doors now officially open, the £25m development marks an iconic milestone for both the city and Harbour Hotels; introducing a landmark hotel to Ocean Village, making it one of the most desirable marina locations in the UK.
Featuring stunning contemporary design, alongside the Group’s award-winning restaurant and spa brands and the city’s most exciting new rooftop destination bar, the 85 bedroom hotel’s unique luxury yacht inspired design reflects Southampton’s thriving marine culture and offers a gateway to the beautiful Solent.
Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council, says of the city’s new addition: “It’s fantastic to see the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa now open at Ocean Village Marina. The yacht inspired design draws on our maritime heritage and is an example of the high quality construction we welcome in Southampton.
“Catering for the luxury end of the market, the hotel will meet the needs of visitors to the city who are looking to indulge themselves, being the only 5 star venue in Southampton. Offering an outstanding opportunity to take advantage of the unique views across the world-famous Solent, this top-end venue at Ocean Village is certainly set to become one of the most unique destinations in the UK.”
Mike Warren, Managing Director of Harbour Hotels comments on the new opening: “We are thrilled to unveil our spectacular new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa development at Ocean Village, introducing five star luxury to the marina. Attracting tourism and providing a number of fantastic dining experiences, an indulgent spa and Southampton’s first destination rooftop bar for locals to enjoy, we are very excited to officially open our doors.”
On the ground floor, The Jetty, the Group’s award-winning restaurant concept, drifts out onto an extensive outdoor decked terrace, featuring relaxed seating to take in the marina setting. Headed up by the Group’s renowned Chef Patron Alex Aitken, with a philosophy of “fresh, seasonal and local”, expect fantastic seafood and an eclectic wine list.
A further large open plan lounge provides the perfect setting for informal meetings and cosy afternoons.
The top floor features ‘HarBAR on 6th’, a spectacular rooftop destination bar, kitchen and club – offering a skyline playground all year round. With panoramic marina views, the vibe will shift throughout the day; from brunching to long lunches, a break from shopping or a sundowner to get the party started. With a weekly calendar of live music, DJs, and sunset moments, head here for great cocktails, relaxed dining and the most stunning views.
An expansive outdoor terrace features fire pits and a wood fired oven; there is even a retractable heated canopy to guarantee that the space can be enjoyed throughout the year.
On the first floor, the hotel features the city’s most impressive events space – perfect for weddings, meetings and events. With walls of glass to soak up the marina views, the hotel’s exclusive function space features stunning contemporary design and capacity for up to 200 guests. There are also a number of smaller, flexible spaces featured alongside, all set in contemporary and stylish surroundings.
With the Group’s unique HarSPA brand featured across its hotels, guests can enjoy luxury facilities alongside indulgent treatments. Featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation areas and a relaxed juice bar and café, locals can enjoy membership options, with full use of the spa, fitness classes and exclusive offers.
Located on the ground floor, the hotel even features its own cinema for up to 21 people. With daily showings of the latest films and cult classics, alongside complimentary popcorn, guests can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Set to become the hotel of choice for those cruising to and from Southampton, guests are encouraged to start their voyage early, with the hotel creating the feeling of being on-board a luxury yacht and all 85 bedrooms featuring views across the water.
The hotel will feature a further six apartments for families and guests looking for a relaxed and spacious stay.
Creating over 120 local jobs and driving tourism, this is an exciting time for both Harbour Hotels and Ocean Village; making it a destination of choice for both locals and visitors to the area.