Six months ahead of its official launch date, Grantley Hall in Yorkshire has joined luxury hotel consortium, Relais & Châteaux.
The Grade-II listed property is currently undergoing a multi-million pound renovation and will open as a new country house hotel in Grantley, near UNESCO World Heritage site Fountains Abbey, in June 2019.
Now the new 47-bedroom property has become one of 13 new members to join the Relais & Châteaux association, and one of four that will open in 2019.
This is the first time membership has been given to hotels and restaurants prior to their launch.
Grantley Hall, built in 1680, features 47 bedrooms, a spa with indoor swimming pool as well as a diverse range of restaurants from British to pan-Asian.
Owner Valeria Sykes is overseeing the development, with general manager Andrew McPherson.