Review Hotels Ltd has officially received planning permission for the multi-million-pound renovation of Rutland Arms Hotel on Newmarket high street.
The family-run business, which also owns Newmarket’s four-star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, acquired Rutland Arms Hotel in March 2018, and has since been working on extensive plans to restore, renovate and refurbish the 17th century building.
The newly approved plans include an enhancement of the main building, and renovation of the adjacent annexe building which will house additional bedrooms, meeting rooms and conference rooms.
The refurbishment will also include the instalment of a new restaurant and kitchen in the main building, as well as a redesigned interior which will enhance the existing characteristics of the hotel, such as decorative ceilings, intricate fire places and stained-glass windows.
Noel Byrne, chief executive at the Rutland Arms Hotel and Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, comments: “We are ecstatic to have received planning permission to proceed with the redevelopment of Rutland Arms Hotel. Standing prominently at the top of Newmarket high street, the Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the town and we are very excited to proceed with its transformation. Our plans will harness the rich history of the property, restoring it to its former glory.”
Established in 1981, Review Hotels Ltd is a family-run business owned by the Kean family.
Mike Kean, director, Review Hotels Ltd, says: “Rutland Arms Hotel is an incredibly exciting project and we are thrilled to have reached this major milestone with planning permission. All plans have been designed to ensure that the hotel is brought back to life, whilst being sympathetic to its original heritage. This is a significant investment for us, and we are committed to creating a hotel that will be a place for both local community and visitors to enjoy for the long-term.”
Now that the proposed plans have been approved, Review Hotels Ltd will proceed to the design stage of the redevelopment. It is expected that the project will be completed by the end of 2021.