1892 – Hotel Metropole, Brighton, Sussex

Architect: Alfred Waterhouse


Part of the Gordon Hotels group, who hired the leading architects of the day to create architectural statements for their buildings. Described in The Outlook Magazine (1900), as “The Gordon Hotels at seaside resorts are just as sumptuously equipped and are as fashionable stopping places as the Company’s London estab­lishments. The Hotel Metropole, at Brighton, for instance, is perhaps the most magnificent seaside hotel in the world. It stands in the best position on the seafront of “the Queen of English Watering-Places,” is a large and imposing building, with com­modious rooms and many special features which add to its attractions. It has a huge Winter Garden and conservatory, one of the best sets of Turkish baths in the country, while attached to it are the Clarence Rooms used for concerts, balls, etc. It is a very bright place at which to pass a holiday.”