Bristol’s historic Marriott Royal Hotel completes refurb

7 Feb 2019 by Jenni Reid
Palm Court at the Bristol Royal Marriott

The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel has finished upgrades to its meeting rooms and public spaces.

The project saw the refurbishment of six event rooms, 20 breakout rooms and the addition of a seven-bedroom suite with a private dining area for small events or private parties. Restoration work has also been done on the central Palm Court and its stained glass roof.

At 150 years old it is Bristol’s oldest hotel, centrally located on Park Street next to Bristol Cathedral. Originally called the Royal Hotel, Marriott took over operations in 2004.

Its illustrious list of guests includes Queen Victoria, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant,  Winston Churchill, and Laurel and Hardy.

Meeting room at Bristol Royal Marriott

The hotel includes a fitness centre with an indoor pool, gym and sauna, as well as a day spa. Miller and Carter Steakhouse opened their flagship restaurant inside the hotel in December 2018, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Niten Sobti, General Manager at the Bristol Marriott Royal, said: “We are extremely proud to showcase our preciously restored hotel – the Grande Dame of the city.

“We hope our guests have a unique experience as they walk through the doors by enjoying its rich history but with the premium modern hotel touch. It is only right to give a hotel of this stature the kind of restoration it deserves in order to elevate its position as a premium hotel in the city.”

Bristol Royal Marriott

Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism at Destination Bristol, said: “Bristol really is a destination on the up.

“It’s an incredibly productive commercial city region that successfully manages to attract business events, including high profile international events, as well as being a first-class short break destination.”

Room prices start from £150 per night for a double.

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