GuestHouse, the new family-owned hotel brand from the Guest brothers, is to open its second property this December in York.
Brothers Tristan, Tom and James have transformed the former Grange Hotel in York into No.1 by GuestHouse in a project spearheaded by Martin Hulbert as the new site prepares to launch this winter.
They took over the 41-bedroom hotel from Jeremy and Vivien Cassel in March 2021, who had chosen to sell after 30 years.
The opening follows the debut of the GuestHouse brand in Bath earlier this year, after the brothers acquired No.15 Great Pulteney Street in 2019 from Ian and Christa Taylor,
No.1 by GuestHouse comprises 39 newly-designed bedrooms, with a former Georgian drawing room and library restored to create two suites.
There is also a restaurant with ‘Wild British Food’ at its heart, a cosy bar and private dining space, The Bootham Room.
The hotel is peppered with nods to the city’s history, with interiors inspired by York and its culture.
In the cellar, which was an air shelter in World War II, there is a treatment-focused spa.
2023 will see the launch of GuestHouse in Brighton as the GuestHouse brand builds momentum as edges closer to its target of five hotels within five years.
GuestHouse is a new family-owned, independent owner-operated brand, headed up by Tristan, James and Tom, who are aiming to bring ‘wonder-filled hotels to historic buildings on Britain’s most desirable streets’.