Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Hotels and Latin Lounge
Working for VisitBrighton it is important for us to have a good product knowledge which basically means we get to nose around funky hotels and sample new bars all as part of the job (is there an emoticon for a smug face?)
Last night a group of us went to visit a couple of hotels in Regency Square. First up was Hotel Pelirocco, which has been open for about 10 years making it one of the first themed hotels to open up in the city. Every room has been individually styled and last night we saw Pussy, Stoli Salon, The Pin-Up Parlour, Pretty Vacant, The Ocean Room and the Nooki Room. As this is a family website I can't say too much about the Nooki room but I will just say that the bed has a slight twist to it...
Our next stop was Artist Residence where each room is a work of art - literally! Each month the hotel has an artist in residence who works in the basement studio and then exhibits their work at the end of the month in the hotel's gallery. But in addition to this each room has been designed by a different artist and the plan is to change the rooms every 12 - 18 months.
After visiting the hotels it was time to move on to Latin Lounge, a new tapas bar/restaurant giving Brightonians a flavour of Spain. To go with our Sangria we had a vast selection of tapas dishes including some very tasty meatballs and whilst I'm not a Calamari fan my colleagues assure me it was fantastic. Another good sign was the fact that a lot of the clientele was Spanish which shows that the food & drink must be authentic. If you are wondering where to take your loved one next Monday (aka Valentine's Day) then I'd definitely recommend the Latin Lounge as Monday night is Flamenco night, see our website for details of the special Valentine's night dinner and show.