Middletons Hotel in York, part of the Daniel Thwaites portfolio, has begun a £1m bedroom redesign project to kick the new year off with a bang.
The three-star, 56-bedroom hotel will make the investment into its rooms at the old Alms Cottages and Cromwell House, transforming the spaces with a new look that pays homage to its historic roots.
Cromwell House dates back to the 19th century and was originally a sawmill complex, while the Grade-II listed almshouses funded by public subscription in memory of Sir Joseph Terry will introduce a secret hiding space for a Terry’s Chocolate Orange to delight guests.
Once work is complete in around 12 weeks time, the new-look Joseph Terry Cottages will sleep up to six, with a lounge and traditional English garden outside each one.
The Cromwell House bedrooms will take inspiration from the history of timber trading, making use of reclaimed timbers and handcrafted furniture.
General manager Adam Wardale said: “Middletons Hotel has bags of personality and our in-house design team have gone to great lengths to explore the history of each building within the hotel and come up with a design concept which tells the story while added that element of modern guest experience that people expect from a city centre hotel.
“We are all looking forward to seeing the results of the refurbishment, as it is going to breathe new life into our hotel and give it some exciting new additions that I’m sure our guests will welcome.”
Middleton Hotel York operates 56 hotel rooms spread across six different buildings — Lady Anne House, Cromwell House, Chaplin House, Sir Joseph Terry Cottages, No.56 Skeldergate and our event space, The Organ Factory — all of them historic Grade-II or Grade II-listed buildings.
Daniel Thwaites is a growing collection of pubs and inns across the country, with the group awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2016/17 award for its four-star hotels and spas.