Studley Castle has now reopened following a three-year, £50m investment project to restore the historic property back to its former glory.
The Grade-II listed building will now welcome paying guests once again after a refurbishment spearheaded by Warner Leisure Hotels that has seen its bedrooms and public spaces transformed.
Studley Castle Hotel comprises 209 bedrooms, two restaurants, a cinema, gin bar and a spa, as well as offering a range of outdoor pursuits such as cycling, archery and is one of the largest live performance venues in the UK.
General manager Dean Saunders added: “The renovation process has taken us all on a long but very exciting journey, and we’re thrilled to be able to declare the hotel open.”
The Grade II listed property was originally designed by the famous London theatre architect Samuel Beazley, and has had a diverse list of owners, from Lady Warwick who turned it into an agricultural college for women, giving them equal opportunities to men within agriculture, to the Government who used it to train the Women’s Land Army during both world wars.