Guy Hollaway Architects ‘multi-colour’ 120-bed hotel plan for Cliftonville

How the hotel could look Image Guy Hollaway Architects

Guy Hollaway Architects has announced the submission of a planning application for a 120-bed hotel on the corner of Ethelbert Crescent in Cliftonville.

The building, proposed for Hosers Corner, will have a unique multi-colour metal façade, which the architects say “ reflects the famous Margate deck chair and plays on the regeneration of tourism and culture that is being seen throughout this eclectic seaside town.”

The hotel is expected to cater to the rise of artists moving into the town attracted by the rejuvenation of Dreamland, Turner Contemporary and the new Carl Freedman gallery earmarked for the former Thanet Press building in Union Crescent.

The architects had in 2013 unveiled a plan for a 60-bed ‘destination’ hotel and restaurant with multi-coloured shutters on the seafront at the Rendezvous site by Turner Contemporary but this did not come to fruition.

Guy Hollaway Architects are also behind the Project MotorHouse proposals for the West Cliff Hall in Ramsgate, although Thanet council has now agreed to dispose of the building on the open market.



  1. Great. Lets just hope that it were to materialise. Unless it is just another pipe dream for Thanet. All for it get planning passed and get it built within 12 months.

  2. What an eyesore. Wrong location for such a discordant design thst fails to respect the area. The area needs continuing regeneration but this is not helpful.

    • Dear John,

      I think you’re wrong. It completely respects the fun and vibrant character that Margate has and would much rather this than the tacky bland flats built where the Butlin’s hotel once stood.

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