Dozens of Isle of Wight residents go cruising from Southampton and others from the Island join coach holidays which leave Southampton early morning before there is a ferry so a hotel handy to Red Funnel terminals will be welcome.

Luxury new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa Opens soon featuring three unique dining experiences, Southampton’s first destination rooftop bar, a luxury spa and health club, private cinema, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and events facilities, plus breath-taking marina views.

Harbour Hotels has unveiled details of its new Southampton hotel which will be at Ocean Village. The highly anticipated new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa will introduce five-star luxury to the marina and city, transforming the setting with its striking super-yacht inspired design.

With its doors opening soon, the £25m development marks an iconic milestone for both the city and Harbour Hotels; introducing a landmark hotel to Ocean Village, making it one of the most desirable marina locations in the UK.

Featuring stunning contemporary design, alongside the Group’s award-winning restaurant and spa brands and the city’s most exciting new rooftop destination bar, the 85 bedroom hotel’s unique luxury yacht inspired design reflects Southampton’s thriving marine culture and offers a gateway to the beautiful Solent.

On the ground floor, the award-winning Jetty restaurant concept will drift out onto an extensive outdoor decked terrace, featuring relaxed seating to take in the marina setting. Headed up by the Group’s renowned Chef Patron Alex Aitken, with a philosophy of “fresh, seasonal and local”, expect fantastic seafood and an eclectic wine list.

A further large open plan lounge will provide the perfect setting for informal meetings and cosy afternoons.

The top floor will feature ‘HarBAR on 6th’, a spectacular rooftop destination bar, kitchen and club – offering a skyline playground all year round. With panoramic marina views, the vibe will shift throughout the day; from brunching to long lunches, a break from shopping or a sundowner to get the party started. With a weekly calendar of live music, DJs, and sunset moments, head here for great cocktails, relaxed dining and the most stunning views.   

An expansive outdoor terrace features fire pits and a wood fired oven; there is even a retractable heated canopy to guarantee that the space can be enjoyed throughout the year.

 On the first floor, the hotel will feature the city’s most impressive events space – perfect for weddings, meetings and events. With walls of glass to soak up the marina views, the hotel’s exclusive function space will feature stunning contemporary design and capacity for up to 200 guests. There will also be a number of smaller, flexible spaces featured alongside, all set in contemporary and stylish surroundings.

With the Group’s unique HarSPA brand featured across its hotels, guests can enjoy luxury facilities alongside indulgent treatments. Featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool relaxation areas and a relaxed juice bar and café, locals can enjoy membership options, with full use of the spa, fitness classes and exclusive offers.

Located on the ground floor, the hotel will even feature its own cinema for up to 21 people. With daily showings of the latest films and cult classics, alongside complimentary popcorn, guests can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the show.