Rutland Arms Hotel in Newmarket is to undergo a multi-million pound renovation project in a bid to restore the business to its former glory.
The hotel is owned by Review Hotels Ltd after being acquired by the group early last year and is the sister property to Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa.
Now plans have been submitted for a two-year redevelopment of the hotel, which includes the demolition of an annexe building to be replaced by a new 42 bedroom structure.
The Grade-II listed Rutland Arms Hotel will be given an extensive refurbishment, with a new restaurant, kitchen and design scheme introduced.
The proposals will now be considered by the Forest Health District Council, but have already won support of Newmarket Town Council.
Speaking to the Newmarket Journal, Noel Byrne, chief executive of the hotel, said that the plan was to return the hotel to its ‘traditional grandeur’ cementing the group’s commitment for the ‘long term’.
He said: “This is a very exciting project and will represent a multi-million investment not just in the hotel but in Newmarket as we are confident what we have planned will have a very positive impact on the town centre and will further enhance Newmarket’s growing tourism offering.”
“We are planning to be very sympathetic to the traditional values of the hotel,” Byrne added.
“It has some wonderful decorative ceilings, intricate fire places and stained glass features which will be incorporated in the interior design.”