A BOUTIQUE hotel has added a new spa and nine extra bedrooms.

The Charm Hotel, at New Steine, Brighton, has undergone an expansion after buying the property next door.

The suite has a steam room, hot tub and manicure/pedicure room as well as massage treatment space.

The breakfast room and public areas have also been revamped.

The design was led by a team of three women, architect Linda Turner, interior designer Emma Kewley and artist collaborator, Ruth Martin, whose paintings are displayed all round the hotel.

Emma has previously worked with the owners on other hotel renovation projects in Sussex.

She said: “The new interior fuses contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional, period features, epitomising elegance with a modern-day style.

“The spa areas focus on serenity with textured tiling, aqua colours and planting creating a sense of wellbeing.

“There’s an array of unique artwork by artist collaborator, Ruth Martin and soft furnishings taking inspiration from the hotel’s urban and beach side surroundings.”

General manager Leo Nguyen is thrilled.

He said: “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the growth and transformation of our portfolio in Sussex.

“The renovation of The Charm Hotel provides a taste of what’s to come over the next year as we increase hotel development and elevate customer experience.”

Architect Linda Turner said: “The renovation of a listed building is always challenging, requiring a sensitive and open-minded approach in order to retain the essence of the original building, whilst also updating it for modern requirements.

“This project with its female led approach has allowed us to create an environment that fuses both the traditional and modern aesthetic with a light sensitive touch.”