New British Hotel Brand unveils The Montpellier Chapter

New British Hotel Brand unveils The Montpellier Chapter
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Chapter Hotels is pleased to announce that its first British hotel, The Montpellier Chapter, is set to open on 29 November 2010 in Cheltenham.

Chapter Hotels is pleased to announce that its first British hotel, The Montpellier Chapter, is set to open on 29 November 2010 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Ideally located in the chic Montpellier area of Cheltenham, The Montpellier Chapter is just a step away from the town’s best shops and restaurants. It is also an ideal place to stay for the celebrated festivals and races, whilst the Cotswold is only a short drive away. 


The 61 room hotel has been created by a dynamic team of experts, led by Brian Williams, Managing Director of Chapter Hotels, alongside Ken Shuttleworth's architecture firm, MAKE, and Consultant Chef, Simon Hopkinson. 


Backed by pre-eminent hoteliers, Swire Hotels, The Montpellier Chapter is the first of a portfolio of hotels under the Chapter Hotels brand that will open in the heart of key regional cities in Britain.  Each hotel will provide great value and high quality accommodation demonstrated by individuality, design, service, art, technology and memorable dining experiences.


Under Ken Shuttleworth's supervision and his team at MAKE, the Grade II listed building has retained its original Regency and Edwardian splendour whilst undergoing a complete transformation. Additions include a contemporary crescent-shaped wing and a striking inner courtyard, integral to the flow of the hotel, which is surrounded by a stunning veil of coloured glass.


The interiors combine both contemporary and classic features using muted tones and flashes of colours with thick carpets to fill the traditional spaces with their high ceilings and original detailing. The modern crescent rooms appear to be hewn from stone, with fresh oak flooring and bathrooms incorporated within the open plan space.  Bespoke designer furniture has been commissioned for each room including chairs designed by Matthew Hilton.  


Technology features and complimentary facilities include free mini bar in each room, paperless check in, complimentary WiFi and internet connection, 3G iPod touches in rooms and wine lists displayed on iPads in The Restaurant.  


The Montpellier Chapter has turned to Central St Martin's College of Art and Design to curate its art collection which comprises of 160 pieces of art by leading contemporary artists as well as by art students. With Paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures present everywhere in the hotel guests can really appreciate and experience each piece in their own time.


The Restaurant has 74 covers under the direction of Consultant Chef, Simon Hopkinson, and Head Chef, Tom Raines.  There will be seasonal menus focusing on well executed classic dishes and British favourites using excellent ingredients and produce for dishes that can be enjoyed in the restaurant and conservatory or even on the terrace and in the bar.


The Montpellier Chapter will be run by General Manager, James Partridge, who previously worked for Gordon Ramsay Holdings in the same position at the York & Albany hotel and restaurant in London.  Prior to this, James spent 15 years at the Maybourne Hotel Group (formerly The Savoy.)  He comments, "I feel proud to be part of such an exciting project and inspired team.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our first guests to the hotel next month and we will ensure they leave extremely happy and only take away memorable experiences."


Rates at the Montpellier Chapter will start from £125 per room per night. For more information and bookings visit