A new boutique hotel and restaurant in Richmond, Yorkshire, is gearing up to open its doors this spring, after a three-year long development project.
The Fleece Hotel, which dates back to the 15th century and first opened as a hotel in 1897, is currently undergoing a complete transformation as part of a redevelopment programme in the area.
The 14-bedroom hotel will open in spring 2018, alongside several flats, mews houses and apartments in the project being spearheaded by Within Reach Developments Limited who acquired the building in 2015.
Great Potential is the new management company for the hotel, which will have ‘stylish décor, thoughtful amenities, digital services and high-spec bathrooms’.
Peter Coulson, director of Within Reach said: “The building fascinated us since we first viewed in early 2015, and the more time we spend exploring the fantastic building the more excited and enthused we are about bringing it back to its former grandeur 120 years since its original opening.”
“We’ll be working closely with our neighbour, the Georgian Theatre Royal and other like-minded businesses in the community and aim to make the new Fleece Hotel and Restaurant as the leading place to Sleep, Eat, Drink and Meet in Richmond,” he adds.
The Fleece Hotel operated as a Whitbread inn throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s and then closed in early 20th century folloing a period of decline.
The hotel was purchased at the end of 2015 by Within Reach Developments Limited.