The renowned Great Victoria Hotel in the city centre of Bradford, is this month opening its doors to the ultimate in luxury accommodation, as it launches its spectacular new fourth floor.
The ‘Fourth’ is a collection of rooms and suites that are ideal for business travellers who need easy access to both Leeds and Bradford. Amongst the luxurious bedroom suites is a two-bedroom penthouse with lounge, dining area and separate study, designed with the longer-staying business traveller in mind.
The previously derelict top floor has been completely transformed into 13 individually styled sumptuous bedrooms and suites, boasting contemporary clean lined fixtures and Italian furniture mixed with rich opulent colours and fabrics featuring burnt oranges, reds and purples. The floor adds to the existing 57 ultra-modern chic rooms.
The Victorian building - built in 1867 - provides spacious meeting rooms and the facilities to host seminars and events ranging from 10 - 200 delegates. Located on the ground and lower ground floors of the hotel are four impressive conference suites continuing the style and quality of the hotel.
The perfect venue for a business occasion, the entire top floor of the building can be hired out for entertaining clients or holding a party.
Sumptuous features in the rooms vary and include mood lighting and music, monsoon showers designed to make you feel like you’re under a waterfall, two showers side by side in cutting-edge wet rooms and 50 inch plasma TV screens. All bedrooms are loft style with beams. The hotel also boasts a newly refurbished gym, to help unwind at the end of a long day.
Bought by the Tomahawk Group in 2005, the Great Victoria has been refurbished to retain its superior period elegance with a unique combination of contemporary chic to make it the most stylish hotel in the city. Yorkshire-based interior design company ‘Browning and Baize’ arranges the superior layout and eclectic furnishings on the Fourth Floor.
Rob Foulston, joint owner of the Great Victoria, explains: “We believe the ‘Fourth’ has the potential to really set the cat amongst the pigeons in the Yorkshire city centre hotel market. We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure we offer the absolute height of luxury to our guests, and gone one step further to compete with other city centre hotels in Leeds for example. While it benefits from a central location, it also offers boutique elegance and importantly, affordability, which is what sets this hotel apart.”
Rob Foulston and joint owner Tom Horsfall founded the Tomahawk Group, which now includes the Woodlands Hotel in Leeds, Aston Hall in Sheffield and the Great Victoria in Bradford. The ambitious businessmen intend to ‘have 10 hotels in 10 years,’ and with the possibility of the acquisition of a fourth property this year, they are progressing well to hit their target. With a £7.5m turnover in 2007 Tomahawk have continued expanding with 250 staff and a retail operation to add to their three outstanding hotels.