Five-star hotel The Grand Hotel & Spa, York has now doubled in size after opening 100 new bedrooms as the property ploughs on with its £15m redevelopment.
The new rooms have been inspired by The Grand’s Edwardian past as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway and add to the hotel’s existing bedrooms, bringing the total room count to 207.
Philip Bolson, general manager of The Grand Hotel & Spa, York said: “We’re so excited to unveil our stunning new rooms as part of our redevelopment and extension plans. It’s a pleasure to stand beside Sir Gary Verity and our Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce, to commemorate the occasion.
“Our new rooms will undoubtedly provide an incredible boost to the York tourism and leisure economy, and expand our luxury offering to leisure and business travellers from around the world.”
The new accommodation is part of the hotel’s £15m expansion and refurbishment, which in 2017 saw the opening of The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar, and the refurbishment of Hudsons by Craig Atchinson, The Grand’s three-AA-rosette fine dining restaurant.
The Grand has also recently opened a new space, the White Rose Lounge. Works are set to begin on an Arrival Lounge in spring 2018, which will enhance the guest check-in experience. BH also reported that plans for a celebrity cookery school are being explored.
The Grand York is owned by Splendid Hospitality Group, which opened the property in 2010 and has invested £15m into renovation over the last two years.