The 85,575 sq ft site will be part of the Glassfields development situated on Temple Way, at the gateway to the city’s Temple Quarter business district. The hotel will be managed by Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, and will mark the group’s first hotel presence in Bristol, which, once complete, will create an estimated 50 jobs.
Launched alongside a new mixed-use urban development – Glassfields – the hotel will include office space and shopping outlets aimed at creating a “cosmopolitan hub” for both business and leisure travellers.
The property also features “modern and comfortable” bedrooms, each boasting flat screen TVs, tea and coffee refreshment docks, and ensuite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar and meeting facilities.
In the UK and Ireland the group currently have 53 hotels with several others in the pipeline under its Leonardo Hotels, Leonardo Royal Hotels, NYX Hotels by Leonardo Hotels and the Jurys Inn brand.
Jason Carruthers, managing director of Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, said: “This is a truly exciting time as we expand our offering in the UK with this key site in a major city like Bristol. Our group of hotels are well-known for their great facilities and excellent customer service, which as individual brands and collectively, continue to perform very strongly.
“2018 was another year of substantial growth for Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, and we have ambitious plans to continue this in 2019 across the group as we offer an exceptional experience, in fantastic city centre locations across the UK.”
He added: “We continue to look to grow and strengthen the Leonardo brand and hotel network and will pursue further appropriate and commercially attractive new potential development and acquisition opportunities as they arise.”