22 reasons to pay us a visit in 2022
The ideal location
1. Wander into the iconic North Laines and you’ll be sure to find some vintage classics and hidden treasures. From Snoopers Paradise to an array of beautiful antique shops and markets, filled with tempting gems, you’ll be sure to walk away with a steal or two.
2. Built circa 1867, Brighton Dome has played host to many famous names, including the much loved ABBA, who performed Waterloo as part of the Eurovision Song contest, launching them into the world's spotlight.
3. With over 30 museums and galleries dotted around the city and along the coastline, you can spend a day exploring and learning. From the Pavilion to Anna’s Museum to Fabrica to The Grange, there’s almost too much to get stuck in to.
4. Considered the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK, it’s an open and welcoming place for all. With the world famous Pride parade as well as many drag events and LGBTQ+ friendly venues around the city, it’s a place that whole-heartedly celebrates individualism and the differences of everyone.
5. With so many hiking and cycling routes across East Sussex, you’ll be able to take in so many sights from Ditchling Beacon to Seven Sisters.
6. Big fan of watersports, but the unpredictable British weather has let you down? Not to worry! Hove Lagoon, an artificial saltwater set-up is the perfect place for all your wakeboarding and windsurfing needs.
7. Home to hundreds of watering holes old and new, Brighton has an amazing community of bands and musicians. Just wandering around the city, you’ll surely find an impressive open mic night or gig going on. From the biggest and well known venues such as the Brighton Centre to eccentric venues such as the Hope & Ruin, this city is always beating to the sound of its own drum.
8. Just like us here at the hotel, Brighton is a dog friendly city, with many locations opening their doors to your four legged friends - no need for them to miss out on any of the fun!
9. That iconic sea view. If you’re staying in one of our sea-facing rooms you’ll be able to enjoy views from the palace pier all the way down into Hove - and if it’s a clear day you’ll also be able to spot Rampion wind farm (they do boat tours!).
Endless opportunity for the foodies
10. Coffee lover? This little London by the sea gives the real big smoke a run for its money with over 363 cafes registered in the city. So if you’re a fan of hiding away in a little independent roaster for the day, then this is certainly the destination!
11. To top that off, if you’re an aficionado of all things foodie, home to many different cultures, our wonderful city has an array of amazing restaurants and eateries. In afct, there are more restaurants in Brighton & Hove collectively than anywhere else in the country with 1 to every 250 people.
12. Right here at The Grand, we have our beautiful Cyan restaurant. With seasonal menus and produce from local suppliers, our menu tries to capture traditional tastes with that all important modern flare.
13. Join us in our iconic Victoria Terrace for our award-winning afternoon tea. With over 30 blends of tea including a few of our house blends, tea lovers the world over will rejoice. If you’re feeling like adding just a little extra, enjoy our Moet Moments or Brighton G&Tea experience!
14. It’s safe to say that our happy place is wherever the cocktails are, and here at The Grand you can take your pick! Between our Victoria Bar and the bar over in Cyan, we have not one but two expert teams who have not only finessed the classics, but put their mixologist heads together to create some amazing seasonal concoctions.
15. Are you a fan of traditional flavours with perfect pairings? Then our grill menu has you covered. From our Sussex reared rump steak to a spot of surf ‘n turf, it’s the perfect dining moment beside the sea. You’re beside the sea and you know what that means!
16. Besides all of the amazing restaurants from across the city, you can’t visit an iconic seaside town without sampling the classic fish n’ chips. The city has also greeted it’s first vegan chippy alternative.
A rather grand history
17. Opened in 1864 as the original ‘Palace by the Sea’, we have such a rich history, and if you look out for the QR codes around the hotel, you can learn about everything from the hotel’s part played in WWII to a royal baby being born on the first floor.
18. Now while we’ve already touched on the rich history of this fabulous city, you can also try spotting a few of our blue plaques that are dotted all over. From Lewis Carroll to Dickens himself, keep an eye for some of the famous and iconic names and their association with many buildings across the city.
Our fabulous team
19. Ensuring that everyone takes away the Grandest of memories with them largely comes down to our wonderful members of staff. From concierge to room service and every interaction in between, our staff are always on hand to ensure that your stay is one you’ll never forget.
20. Here at The Grand we also raise money for nominated local charities every year, and from our staff to the donations from all of our guests we’re able to support many local charities. Over the course of 2021 the team has supported Rocking Horse, Amaze, Macmillan and many more.
21. We take our green commitments very seriously. As part of a very green city, we’re proud to be a part of the businesses taking steps to minimise their environmental impact. At our hotel we take up many practises including sourcing local produce, focussing on water usage, reducing plastic and supporting many community projects.
22. With such a ginormous team, they collectively have a wealth of knowledge of what there is to do and see locally depending on tastes, culture and personality - ask our staff where to go and they’ll be on hand to give you some great suggestions!