Norwich hotel unveils results of £2m three-year renovation to go from tired to top notch

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A hotel in Norwich has recently unveiled the results of a £2m rolling renovation programme since being taken over by new owners in 2012. 

Maids Head hotel is said to be one of the UK’s oldest hotels, and has now opened its jewel in the crown, the Cathedral Suite.

The new room is one of seven suites that are part of a £230k refurbishment project at the hotel since it came under the ownership of the Chaplain family five years ago.

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Since then, a total of £2m has been spent on renovating the property and bringing into the modern day.

The hotel’s general manager Christine Malcolm said: “Our aim is to be recognised as Norfolk’s finest for hospitality and we believe that the quality of our feature rooms project strongly supports our ambition and will enhance Norwich’s reputation as one of the UK’s top city destinations.”

The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich is believed to be the oldest hotel in the UK.

The claim is based on the site’s continuous use for hospitality since the 12th century.

Having been run by a succession of hotel groups from 1974, the hotel was bought by the Chaplain family in 2012.

Today the four-star hotel consists of 84 bedrooms and as of April 2016, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, The Wine Press.

 

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