UK: The founders of boutique hotel group, Artist Residence, have announced the opening of their fifth and largest project yet in Bristol in October.
Charlotte and Justin Salisbury announced that the latest hotel, formerly a boot factory located in the creative St Pauls district, is being converted to accommodate 23 bedrooms above a bar, café, garden, restaurant and events space.
The Grade-I listed building, which also has Georgian style décor, was on the ‘At Risk’ register in 2015 when the Salisburys acquired it. The pair admitted that it had been the duo’s “most challenging restoration project” to date.
Renovations to the building include restoring original beams, industrial sliding doors and Georgian cornicing as well as exposing the original brick walls, in an effort to revive the property to its former glory.
Artist Residence’s signature style is characterised by eclectic, thought-provoking design, alongside other industrial, vintage and antique elements. The Salisburys also incorporate artwork primarily from local artists to go into their properties.
Charlotte Salisbury said: “We pick art for our places that make you feel good, have a little chuckle or stop for a double take, whether that’s with a bright colour palette, a hint of nostalgia or with witty typography.”
The restaurant and bar will be named ‘The Boot Factory’, and general manager Nick Ledgard, formerly of Granger & Co, is spearheading the team.
Artist Residence was launched in 2008 in Brighton, prior to Penzance in 2010 and London in 2014. Artist Residence Oxfordshire also opened its doors in 2017.
For more information, visit the Artist Residence website here.