York’s Elmbank Hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment following a £5m investment as its bids to become the city’s ‘best boutique’.
All areas of the 19th century building have been revamped with the bedrooms, dining room and public spaces given a makeover, spearheaded by owners Cairn Group.
In the main house where 38 of the 61 bedrooms reside, deluxe rooms have been created including expansions and new-look interiors.
Additional rooms in ‘The Lodge’ which is adjacent to the hotel have also been refurbished.
The restaurant has become Leetham’s Brasserie offering hotel guests and locals a ‘casual brasserie experience serving classic dishes with a Yorkshire twist’.
The interior design of the restaurant centres around a feature Jacobean fireplace dating back to 1750, with the neighbouring Peacock Bar presenting a marble topped bar centrepiece.
There is also an outdoor patio known as the Botanical Garden.
Following the completion of the project, the hotel has joined The Cairn Collection, Cairn Group’s portfolio of signature properties.
It will become the north’s first MGallery property in January 2020.
Tina O’Hara, group director of sales at Cairn Group said: “The Group has a long-standing history in York having been in the city for 22 years, so this is a huge project for us with great significance. Our goal is to be the best boutique hotel here. It’s a new chapter and chance to be part of the community again, welcoming guests from further afield coming to enjoy what York has to offer as well as locals.”