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Destination Spotlight - Brighton

14th October 2021

Quirky, exciting and full of fun, Brighton is a great place for a weekend getaway, staycation or autumn break. Famous for its beach, nights out and shopping, this seaside spot is the place to be. Sometimes called London by the sea, it’s just 1 hour by train from the capital, but definitely has its own personality with retro, old-school cafés and shops found between the two piers.

Brighton is bursting with attractions such as the outlandish Royal Palace, a thriving arts and creative industry, superb shopping and invigorating ocean views. It may seem like a typical British seaside resort, but look a little closer and you’ll discover a lot more!

WHERE TO STAY – QUEENS HOTEL BRIGHTON

Check into Queens Hotel, one of the best seafront hotels in Brighton, with fabulous views across the beach and the iconic Brighton Pier. A hotel with easy access to the seafront and the Lanes, where you’ll find Brighton’s best bars, cafés, restaurants and shops.

Stay in one of their 94 large rooms, many with panoramic sea views, all with en-suite, LCD TVs with Freeview and free Wi-Fi. Adjacent to the main hotel you’ll find a modern collection of one-bedroom apartments and studio rooms. They offer what you would expect from a serviced apartment building with extras such as bluetooth speaker system, Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests also enjoy full use of the hotel including the leisure club.

The Queens Hotel has the largest and best-equipped leisure club of any hotel in Brighton including a 50m2 heated swimming pool, the latest in cardio machines, sauna, and weights room. The spa offers a wide range of treatments whilst the No1 Bar & Bistro serves up a great choice of food and beverages along with panoramic views of Brighton beach.

Make the most of your stay and sign up to their guest loyalty programme. Collect points every time you visit to spend on cocktails, meals, spa treatments, plus get discounts on room rates and special upgrades.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN BRIGHTON

1. BRITISH AIRWAYS I360 VIEWING TOWER

Brighton’s best view! BA i360 450ft/150m observation tower is a must-see attraction when you visit Brighton. Opened in 2016, you’ll find it on the seafront where the burnt-out West Pier once met the promenade. Get impressive views of all of Brighton, across the South Downs, the English Channel and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight.

2. BRIGHTON PALACE PIER

One of the UK’s major landmarks, the Palace Pier extends out into the English Channel for half a kilometre. It’s a Grade-II listed pleasure pier, famous for fairground rides, arcade games and fish and chips. The pier has been a “bucket and spade” stalwart since opening in 1899, has survived two world wars and constant battering of storms. A must visit for some old-school seaside fun!

3. DANDER THROUGH THE LANES

The Lanes are the oldest part of the city, packed with cosy cafes, bakeries, craft and vintage clothes shops for you to explore. Wander through this maze of narrow alleys lined with sixteenth-century buildings to the tune of buskers that have long been a fixture of the quarter. An excellent way to spend an afternoon.

4. THE ROYAL PAVILION

The Royal Pavilion, is a Grade I listed former royal residence in the middle of town. With its onion domes and minarets it could easily be placed in colonial India. This ornate, Grade I-listed structure was designed by John Nash (designer of Buckingham Palace and London’s Regent Street) in the early nineteenth century and was once a holiday home for British Kings. Today it’s frequented by visitors looking for a glimpse inside its quaint replica rooms, art galleries and very impressive grounds.

5. BRIGHTON BEACH AND SEAFRONT

No visit to Brighton is complete without a trip to the beach. You’ll catch the smell of fish and chips and see the deckchairs fluttering in the breeze. The five mile long pebble beach has a cosmopolitan atmosphere, especially in the evening, when seafront clubs and bars come alive underneath the Victorian beachfront arches.

SIGN UP TO A VANTAGE LOYALTY PROGRAMME

Before you set off remember to sign up to the Queens Hotel Loyalty Programme. Earn points every time you visit, access exclusive member offers and redeem your rewards voucher at the Queens Hotel or any other venue across the Vantage portfolio.

Not staying at The Queens Hotel? No worries. Sign up to any other loyalty programme in the Vantage collection. Don't recognise any of them? Then select the first option "Vantage Collection" and we'll add you to our mailing list. We'll send you our e-newsletter with updates and special offers from all participating venues in the Vantage Collection. You can sign up to one of our loyalty programmes when the time is right for you.

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