Village Hotel Club’s executive chairman Gary Davis has revealed he will expand the group’s portfolio to 50 hotels in the UK by 2026.
The hotel group’s research tells there are over 100 potential Village Hotel locations across the UK. The hotel chain, which currently has 30 hotels across the UK, plans to open five hotels over the next two years, with a further fifteen sites planned by 2026. It just opened its 30th hotel this month, in Filton, the heart of Bristol’s technology and business hub.
The new hotel in Bristol is the brand’s most high-tech offering yet, with every bedroom fitted with a virtual concierge, the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot (allowing guests to order room service), set alarms, call room to room and pick their entertainment without lifting a finger. The hotel also includes a state-of-the-art gym, including the immersive Les Mills spin class — one of just eight in the UK.
“A turning point”
Davis commented: “The openings in Bristol this year, and Portsmouth last year, mark a turning point in Village Hotel Club’s expansion plans, and Bristol is our most high-tech hotel to date. We are continuing to innovate and develop the product with the modern visitor and resident in mind, and I look forward to working with the entire Village team to ensure that we continue to deliver success.”
The hotel and health club chain also recently announced a nationwide campaign ‘The Village Green’ which will see the business roll out a range of charity and community initiatives across its 30 hotels, including in Bristol.