Solent Events were pleased to attend the grand launch of the brand new Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa to see what ‘all the fuss’ was about! Despite the drab and damp autumn evening, the welcome was a ray of sunshine with very friendly front of house staff dressed in their new smart uniforms greeting guests for the evening ahead.
Located in the middle of a marina on the South Coast makes this hotel a very exciting prospect for Solent Events. Ocean Village has gone through serious redevelopment over the last few years and this new hotel is a real jewel in its crown. Whilst the private apartments, offices, bars and restaurants have been the main focus of the rebirth of the immediate area, a hotel was desperately needed. We are so pleased that the £25m project was taken on by the boutique hotel group Harbour Hotels. A top quality hotel is now literally a stones throw away from where we can moor our yachts, power boats and Ribs.
The celebratory bubbles flowed freely through the course of the evening and plentiful freshly prepared canapés were distributed by an army of eager waiting staff. Seared scallops with chorizo and samphire were the star of the show cooked alfresco on the roof terrace griddle. A nearby huge outside wood-fired oven churned out fresh pizza with dough being needed in front of salivating party guests.
With 85 bedrooms and 6 self contained luxury apartments, conference and spa facilities, the hotel has everything we need for our premium marine based events. The external styling replicates the superstructure of a super yacht and the interior fit out continues this theme. Amazing attention to detail and an obvious thirst for quality have made this venue without an equal in the city. If early indications of the service received by our team are anything to go by, guests will be flocking from miles around for both business and pleasure.
Touches that impressed us in each room included the binoculars on the table alongside complimentary gin and sherry, White Company toiletries and Nespresso coffee machines. All rooms are bright and airy and have great views.
The luxury suites boast spacious decks with extensive outdoor furniture & amazing views. Thoughtful design features like additional bathrooms mean that a small conference is possible without the occupant having to worry whether they left their Y fronts on the bathroom floor!
Solent Events offer a complimentary venue finding and accommodation booking service as standard and therefore look forward recommending this fine new venue going forward. Get in touch if you would like to discuss your event to include this or other quality overnight accommodation. Tel: 01590 674900