Hotel du Vin has announced plans to open a 40-bedroom hotel, wine bar and restaurant in part of a former tannery in Canterbury.
The hotel will be built as part of a redevelopment of the former tannery, which includes planning permission for 440 homes and several retail units, and will open in 2010.
It will be Hotel du Vin`s 16th site and the second acquired through Christie &Co this year. In January the company bought the 22-bedroom St Andrew`s Hotel in Scotland with plans to convert it.
Bruce McKendrick, Managing Director of Hotel du Vin said: “We are delighted to be bringing Hotel du Vin to Canterbury, where the brand will deliver a new style of hotel with superb rooms, fabulous wine cellars and a great value bistro & bar. In addition to offering luxurious bedrooms, it will be a great place for locals to meet, eat and drink.”
Hotel du Vin will also open three new hotels in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Poole this year.