14-room boutique hotel opens in Margate

George Sell By George Sell
11 June 2014 | Updated 11 June 2014

UK: The Crescent Victoria hotel in Margate, Kent, has opened for business today.

UK: The Crescent Victoria hotel in Margate, Kent, has opened for business today.

The 14-room boutique hotel is located in the seaside town's Fort Crescent, and has created 10 new jobs. Managed by Bespoke Hotels, it is set in two listed buildings opposite the Winter Gardens and features a restaurant, bar and courtyard lounge area.

General manager Mat Pugsley said: "The Victoria Margate aims to be a sanctuary by the sea. Celebrating the great British coast and offering a 2014 take on seaside heritage."

Head chef Jake Tait has previously worked for Gordon Ramsay, Smith's Court and the House of Commons. He said: "I'm excited to bring my passion for cooking and particularly patisserie to The Victoria Margate, I like to think of my cuisine as homely food with a classic twist."

The 40-cover restaurant with will serve food throughout the day with afternoon tea being a highlight.

Leader of Thanet District Council and Cabinet member for tourism Councillor Iris Johnston said: "Congratulations to the owners who have shown such confidence in Margate. It has been a pleasure to see the amazing transformation of this site and it's great to see the tourism offer in Margate continue to grow. Following the opening of the Turner Contemporary back in 2011 the regeneration of Margate has gathered pace. The council is committed to its role in the regeneration of Thanet and is in the process of working with the tourism industry and local businesses to progress its Destination Management Plan."

Last summer, the Sands boutique hotel opened in Margate.


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