Owners ramp up expansion plans for Hotel du Vin & Malmaison


New owners of boutique brands Malmaison and Hotel du Vin have revealed plans to expand the group across the UK and implement a new refurbishment programme at a selection of current properties.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin Paul Roberts said that the group was on the cusp of establishing a new hotel on Yorkshire, as well as going ahead with multi-million pound refurbishment programmes at three existing properties in Yorkshire.

He also revealed that the group has every intention to growth significantly, bidding to up its portfolio from 29 hotels in the UK to around 50, with Europe also firmly in the pipeline.

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The developments are all part of the expansion plan set out by the brand’s new owners Frasers Hospitality, who brought the group in June for £363m.

Currently Yorkshire is home to Malmaison Leeds, Hotel du Vin in York and Hotel du Vin in Harrogate, and while Roberts couldn’t disclose to the newspaper where the newest addition would be located, he said it would make a significant impact on the market if it opens as scheduled in 2017.

Malmaison Leeds has just undergone a major refurbishment, which saw its bar, brasserie and reception area updated at a cost of £500,000.

Major investment is planned at Hotel du Vin in Harrogate, with Roberts revealing that £600,000 will be spent on transforming the bedrooms and a further £300,000 to £350,000 invested into the bar and restaurant.

Hotel du Vin in York will also see its inner courtyard turned into a bar and social area.