Medieval Castle House in Leicester could be converted into a five-star boutique hotel, according to a report in the Leicester Mercury.
The historic building, on Castle Street in the city centre, is owned by Leicestershire County Council and is currently infrequently used as lodgings for visiting high-court judges.
Conservative County Hall leader Councillor Nick Rushton was quoted: "We are looking at how we use our buildings and that one has real potential.
"It could be a fantastic five-star boutique hotel that would beat anything Nottingham or Derby could offer. Judges could still stay there if they wanted.”