Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel, which incorporates a 1 AA Rosette restaurant and public bar, could be extended to meet demand if newly submitted plans secure backing.
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is located in the heart of City, on the High Street, 1.1 miles away from the main cruise terminals, where it has proudly been for over Five Centuries.
The former Dolphin Hotel reopened under the popular Mercure brand in 2010 following its acquisition and refurbishment by Vine Hotels.
Currently, the hotel has 99 rooms and is also home to the Jane Austin Suite, so called as the famous author celebrated her 18th Birthday Party at the hotel in 1793. The Jane Austin Suite is also home to two of the largest bay windows currently in existence in the UK.
Plans drawn up by Drew Smith Architects will shortly be submitted seeking permission for the erection of a three-storey extension to the rear of the hotel in order to provide 36 additional fully air-conditioned guest bedrooms including 12 Privilege rooms.
The extension, which aims to meet growing demand within the City and guarantee the viability of the hotel for the long-term, involves alterations to the hotel’s car park layout and landscaping.
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is owned and operated by Vine Hotels.