The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa in Bolton Abbey has closed its doors for two week this month to kick start a £500k investment into the enhancement and refurbishment of the property.
The hotel is carrying out maintance and upgrades across various areas, including its two restaurants, headed up by Malton-based interior designer Rachel McLane, who has been responsible previously for the look and feel of the property.
As part of the work, which will be unveiled on January 25 when the hotel reopens fully, six bathrooms are being given a makeover with new facilities including walk-in remote controlled showers and Japanese lavatories.
Both restaurants will also be given new looks, with the hotel’s fine dining Burlington Restaurant benefitting from new chandeliers, new soft furnishings and window treatments.
Other areas include the installation of a new heating system, and the re-roofing of the Wharfedale wing, along with general property repair and maintenance.
General manager of The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Adam Dyke, commented: “Our January refurbishment is a great start to our working year at The Dev – we have high expectations for this year in terms of delivering to our guests at the highest possible level, as well as our profitability, so it’s essential that we strive to not only maintain but improve the hotel, to ensure that our reputation for excellence remains intact.”
This project is part of a programme of development and expansion across the various properties in the Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants Group, planned over the next three years. This will include the expansion of the group’s collection of holiday cottages on the Bolton Abbey estate, to seven in total (currently two) by the end of the year.
Richard Palmer, managing director of The Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants Group, added: “It’s unusual for us to close The Devonshire Arms for a period of time, and this programme of improvements indicates just one step forward in our investment plans, and complements the Group’s overall vision to become one of the country’s leading privately-owned hospitality operators.”
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, including The Burlington Restaurant and The Brasserie will re-open on 12 January, with a further six bedrooms in the Old Wing re-opening on the 25 January, which complete the project.