The Grand Hotel & Spa, York has revealed a first look at the 100 luxury new hotel rooms it will be opening in early 2018.
The development will almost double the number of five-star hotel rooms in York, generating an additional £1.7 million of annual visitor expenditure for the local economy.
Combining the traditional values of its historic setting along with modern facilities to accommodate the 21st century guests, the new luxury rooms have been carefully designed to provide guests with an opulent experience.
Complementing the Grand’s pre-existing 107 rooms, the sumptuous interiors of the new rooms will include marble-finished bathrooms, luxury bath products as well as Egyptian cotton linen.
Behind the look and feel of the rooms is design practice Twenty2 Degrees, which sought inspiration from The Grand’s Edwardian past as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway – the building’s original 1906 resident.
Philip Bolson, general manager of The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, said: “We have been working on this development for the best part of two years, and we’re extremely excited to unveil the first rooms in our new accommodation development – it will increase our total bedrooms from 107 to 207.
“The Grand offers a supremely luxurious experience for our guests, and we’re thrilled to be able to share the experience with even more visitors as well as providing a boost to the York tourism and leisure economy.”
The new accommodation is part of the hotel’s £15 million expansion and refurbishment, which this summer saw the opening of The Rise, a Yorkshire tapas-style small plates concept, and the refurbishment and relocation of Hudson’s by Craig Atchinson.
Next year, as well as the new bedrooms, the hotel’s development and expansion will include the addition of two new areas: an exclusive, luxury executive lounge with complimentary dining, as well as an arrival lounge which will enhance the guest check-in experience.