Anticipation is set to reach fever pitch this weekend when Grantley Hall opens its doors to paying guests for the first time after a three-year renovation project.
Owned by Yorkshire local Valeria Sykes and headed up by general manager Andrew McPherson, the Grade-II listed mansion house has been undergoing an extensive renovation to restore the building back to its original Palladian splendour, as it gears up to launch on July 6.
The iconic hotel, already part of Relais & Châteaux, comprises 47 bedrooms and suites, a fine-dining Shaun Rankin restaurant, a Pan-Asian experience, bar and restaurant EightyEight and a relaxed all-day dining restaurant, Fletchers.
There will also be a Drawing Room serving afternoon tea and a late-night Champagne and cocktail bar.
As a patron of New Light, a chartable initiative supporting visual arts in the north of England, Valeria has chosen an eclectic selection of art from local artists to adorn the walls of Grantley Hall.
A metallic sculpture resembling fish scales by created by Harrogate-based architectural metalwork company Kendrew takes a central position in the hotel gardens.
An emphasis on spa and wellness will also play a key role at Grantley Hall with a Three Graces Spa and Elite luxury gym.
The spa offers restorative treatments throughout its five treatment rooms, wet and thermal facilities, working with brand ila and Natura Bissé.
The Spa is also home to an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and snow room, relaxation room and outdoor terrace.
The Elite gym is led by double Guinness World Record Ocean Rower, Duncan Roy and comes with a fully-equipped gym, a strength and conditioning gym and a health and performance area.
All Grantley Hall team members will benefit from the pioneering Grantley Academy, an accredited learning and development facility for all employees, with dedicated learning zones, located in the East Lodge.
Andrew McPherson, general manager comments: “We cannot wait to welcome our first guests to Grantley Hall on July 6th, marking this new and exciting chapter for this historic property.
“I’m so incredibly proud to be part of such a special project, working closely with Valeria and the Sykes family and the team to deliver a truly exceptional hotel experience in this magnificent part of the UK.”