FIRST LOOK – A luxury independent hotel opens after a £2m refurbishment

A new luxury boutique hotel, New Holgate, has opened its doors in York, following a £2 million refurbishment.

Originally a pair of Grade II listed Victorian houses built in 1846, New Holgate has been completely renovated and redesigned, with a vision to create a ‘home away from home’ for couples, families and solo travellers.

Located just a 15-minute walk from York city centre, York Racecourse and railway station, the hotel is ideal for those looking for something a little different from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Acquired late last year by local businessman, Nick Bradley, who built his career specializing in property and hospitality, the former B&B has since been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel.

Spread over four floors, the townhouse consists of 12 individually designed bedrooms, which include three room types, king, double and luxury family suites. With all ground floor rooms being dog friendly, the hotel has been designed with the whole family in mind.

The hotel’s interior has been carefully designed by award-winning Yorkshire interior design firm Studio Two Interiors, to create a unique blend of history meets modern sophistication. With references to York’s industrial heritage and nearby Holgate Bridge, built in 1911, iron-inspired installations and artwork in vibrant colors are woven throughout the hotel to create spacious, light and welcoming spaces.

Designed with style, comfort and relaxation in mind, the Bedroom Suites feature bright, luxurious furnishings inspired by New York and Amsterdam styles, as well as added touches like Hypnos mattresses, large flat-screen Smart TVs and stylish bathrooms featuring rain showers and locally sourced toiletries from H2K. Based in Harrogate for a spa-like experience.

With sustainability a key aspect of the hotel’s vision, many of the building’s original features have been carefully restored and measures have been taken to help reduce its carbon footprint including installing electric car chargers on site for guests to use during their stay.

Partnerships are being developed with regional suppliers to offer a carefully crafted menu of regionally sourced food and beverages which guests can enjoy in the light and airy breakfast room and unique whiskey lounge and bar.

The hotel also benefits from an intimate meeting room where guests can work, hold meetings and special events and private on-site parking for twelve vehicles.

Speaking about the opening, Nick Bradley, owner of New Holgate, said: “We are delighted to officially open our doors and welcome our first guests to New Holgate. We are proud to introduce a new addition to York’s hotel scene, having created a unique and luxurious townhome where everyone can feel like themselves. At their home in our city.

Overnight stays range from £200 to £300 and can be booked directly on the New Holgate website

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