York’s Elmbank Hotel undergoes renovation after investment

Paul Stevens By Paul Stevens
27 June 2019 | Updated 11 July 2019

UK: York’s Elmbank Hotel has undergone an entire property renovation following a £5m investment in order to establish itself as the best boutique hotel in the city.

The 19th century townhouse has seen complete renovations in the bedrooms, while the dining room and public spaces have been given an extensive makeover by owners Cairn Group.

In the main building where 38 of the 61 bedrooms are located, deluxe rooms have been transformed to become more spacious and visually appealing with new-look interiors.

Additional rooms in 'The Lodge' adjacent to the hotel have also been refurbished.  

The restaurant has been converted to a Leetham's Brasserie, which provides hotel guests and locals with an offering of a 'casual brasserie experience serving classic dishes with a Yorkshire twist'.

The centrepiece of the restaurant is a Jacobean fireplace which dates back to 1750, and the neighbouring Peacock Bar features a marble topped bar as its own crowning piece.

Outside, the Botanical Garden is the name for the hotel's outdoor patio.

On completion of the project, it has been announced that the hotel is joining The Cairn Collection to add to Cairn Group's portfolio of trademark properties. In the process, it becomes the north's first MGallery property in January 2020. 

Tina O'Hara, group director of sales at Cairn Group, said: "The Group has a long-standing history in York having been in the city for 22 years, so this is a huge project for us with great significance. Our goal is to be the best boutique hotel here.

"It's a new chapter and chance to be part of the community again, welcoming guests from further afield coming to enjoy what York has to offer as well as locals," she added.

For more information, visit the Elmbank Hotel website here.

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