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Leonardo Hotels Opens Its First Hotel in Southampton

Formerly called the Grand Harbour Hotel, the new operators will retain the timeless character and ambience of the hotel while growing and developing the product and customer service. As guests step inside the eye-catching glass pyramid entrance of the hotel, they can expect a warm welcome from the local team.
Located in the city centre on West Quay Road, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour was originally opened in 1994 by De Vere and the striking four-star property features 173 rooms and suites as well as the city’s only Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. The newly named Royal Bar serves delicious food all day with opportunity for diners to enjoy their meal al fresco on the terrace in the warmer months. At Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, diners can choose from succulent steaks, delicious seafood and a variety of timeless culinary classics.
The hotel also has 13 meeting and event spaces, including the Mayflower function room which holds up to 500 people, making it the biggest hotel event space in the city. The space is easily adaptable and is perfect for any function, from conferences to galas, award ceremonies and weddings. It even has access for cars to be displayed. For more intimate ceremonies or civil partnerships, the hotel has a range of spaces and packages to suit.
New for 2019, the Spa at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour will relaunch with new packages and products for guests to enjoy from luxury cult French beauty brand, Caudalie. The hotel also boasts a hugely popular leisure centre, home to the largest swimming pool in the city centre which is open to private membership.
As one of the closest hotels to the cruise terminals, the waterfront hotel will continue to offer exclusive packages for cruise guests to enjoy a pre and post cruise stay in style.
Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland said: “We are thrilled to be expanding our UK portfolio with this renowned hotel in Southampton. Whether you are planning a weekend city break, an overnight stay before you head off on a cruise or a relaxing afternoon at the spa, we are excited to welcome locals and guests old and new to experience our newest hotel.”
Leonardo Hotels is one of the leading and fastest-growing hotel chains in Europe. The brand is a recent entrant into the UK hotel market, with nine hotels: six in Scotland; located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth, and one in London Heathrow, Southampton and Manchester. However, it has a significant international presence, with more than 150 properties across several major European cities in Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic.

Barry Watson General Manager, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour with staff