Chapter Hotels Makes Debut With The Montpellier Chapter

Chapter Hotels, the new collection of locally-inspired properties, has launched in the UK with the opening of The Montepellier Chapter. Located in Cheltenham, the property occupies a Grade II-listed villa with a modern crescent and courtyard that has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. The design plans called for the building’s traditional architecture to be married to modern features and guests transition from its historic facade to a spectacular inner atrium lined with scarlet glass.


61 guestrooms are set over 4 floors and are packed with modern conveniences for guests, including Egyptian cotton bedding with feather down duvets and pillows, open-plan bathrooms, LCD televisions, iPods on the bedside, complimentary high-speed internet access, minibar and Nespresso coffee machine. A penthouse suite on the top floor is perfect for an urban escape and taking in the sights of the English countryside from the private terrace.


Head chef Tom Rains, who has worked in top London eateries L’Escargot, Calridge’s and The Berkeley, leads the culinary team at the 74-cover restaurant and bar. Featuring a theatre-style open kitchen with an open hearth oven, the dining area opens out to a garden room, terrace and courtyard where guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared using locally-sourced produce and paired with wines selected from the iPad menu.


Art aficionados will be excited at the hotel’s collection of 160 pieces of contemporary art. From paintings and photos to sculptures, these are curated by students from London’s Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. There is also an intimate library with the latest 2009/2010 hardcover books, backlist titles, classic fiction and older titles capturing key local themes.


The Montpellier Chapter will soon be joined by 2 additional properties in the pipeline. Owned by Swire Hotels, the Chapter Hotels brand draws inspiration from their location in the heart of great British towns and cities, as well as the individual skills and passions of the architects and artisans who have collaborated in the creation of each property.


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