A former residential home in Scarborough has been transformed into a 14-bedroom boutique hotel and restaurant, by a husband and wife team in their second venture into hospitality.
St Martin’s Lodge has now become The Chapel House Hotel & Restaurant, after Scarborough-based Andrew and Mica Wyatt breathed new life into the building, with support from a six-figure funding package from HSBC.
With renovation now complete, the new hotel and restaurant, located on South Cliff, has 14 bedrooms and joins the previously-renovated nine-bedroom 17 West Street as the second property owned and operated by the Wyatts.
The deal was led by Martin Goodall, HSBC’s Relationship Manager for North and East Yorkshire, and provided the financial foundations needed to renovate the hotel and expand and cement its business in Scarborough.
Phil Look, HSBC’s area director for North and East Yorkshire, said: “HSBC is committed to supporting the growth of local businesses in Scarborough and beyond, and we’re pleased to be backing Andrew Wyatt through our dedicated lending fund, which this year totals £300 million for North and East Yorkshire. The Chapel House Hotel is an ambitious business led by a dedicated and experienced family and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Andrew Wyatt, director at The Chapel House, added: “HSBC’s and my family’s financial backing and guidance allowed us to renovate our second property in Scarborough. We aim to provide affordable luxury accommodation in the area as well as a venue for family celebrations and business meetings. The Chapel House is a beautiful property, with a lot of history behind it and we look forward to welcoming guests.”