A new luxury boutique hotel in Harrogate has officially opened after an extensive 18-month refurbishment, in a bid to become one of the top hospitality destinations in North Yorkshire.
The West Park has been transformed from an original Victorian coach house into a 25-bedroom hotel, complete with restaurant and bar, overlooking the picturesque Harrogate Stray, right in the centre of town.
There are also 8 individually designed suites, with one named Le Grand Depart to commemorate the Tour de France which passed through the town in July.
The Brunswick suite also has historical connections, as it was the name of the first train station located near to the hotel in the 1800s.
Some of the hotel’s special features include an extensive drinks menu complete with 32 different cocktails, as well as a signature West Park blend. There is also the addition of a personal drinks locker for guests to lock away their favourite tipple until next time.
As well as a restaurant providing all day dining, there is also an outside courtyard and two private dining rooms which can cater for up to 70 guests.
General manager, Ewan Thompson and head chef, Struan Macintyre, head the team of over 45 new employees.
Michael Ibbotson, managing director of owners, Provenance Inns said: “We began the multi-million pound refurbishment over eighteen months ago and we’re thrilled that we’re now finally ready to open the doors to the public.
“West Park has been transformed into a stunning bar and restaurant for local people, definitely bringing something new and exciting to Harrogate. As with all our Provenance Inns the emphasis is on sourcing only the best local produce and West Park will be no exception.
“The hotel’s interior design is to the highest specification and we’re really delighted with the hard work that has gone into creating a contemporary yet comfortable hotel, restaurant and bar in which to dine, drink and stay.”
The West Park hotel is part of the award-winning Provenance Inns group, which includes The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk, The Oak Tree in Helperby, The Crown and Cushion in Welburn, The Black Bull in Moulton, The Punch Bowl in Marton Cum Grafton, and The Durham Ox in Crayke.