Haigh Hall’s £6m transformation ramps up as phase one prepares for launch

Haigh Hall

The transformation of Haigh Hall into a boutique hotel is ramping up, as phase one of the redevelopment prepares to open for bookings at the end of this month.

Contessa Hotels acquired the Grade-II property in 2015 and was granted permission to convert it into a 30-bedroom boutique the following year.

Now the transformation of the 19th century landmark building is well underway, with the initial phase of 11 bedrooms completed.

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In a design quirk, each bedroom at Haigh Hall has been named after a local place on the Wigan monopoly board, with guests having the option to stay in Wigan Pier, Wigan Market or Standishgate.

The board game theme will be continued throughout the 30 bedrooms of the hotel as the second phase of work to finish off the transformation continues.

Contessa Hotels director Craig Baker said: “The hotel has really taking shape with all of the main hotel guest areas now fully refurbished including the main Reception area, all corridors and first floor bedrooms.

“Guests will now have the chance to really see the difference in the changes to the building to how it was and how we have reinstated so many period features throughout the building as possible, and giving it a new lease of life.”

The second phase of work is now underway, which will see the remaining bedrooms on the second floor and the hotel’s spa developed.

The building is now open for people to have a look around, with the Riviera Restaurant on the ground floor open throughout the day.

The function rooms have also been dressed for weddings.

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