Harrogate’s Majestic Hotel has begun a new chapter in its 119-year history with it becoming the town’s first DoubleTree by Hilton.
Following an extensive £15m programme of refurbishment, the new look DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa was officially unveiled today (Wednesday, September 18) by the town’s MP, Andrew Jones.
Over the last 18-months the 184-bedroom venue – which over the years has welcomed royalty, heads of state, Hollywood A-listers and rock superstars - has undergone a full refurbishment of its restaurant, lounge bar, reception, lounge public areas, 14 meeting, event and function suites, and guest bedrooms.
The hotel is home to “Frederick’s Bar and Piano Lounge”, a beautifully transformed new venue serving everything from specialty coffees through to amazing cocktails.
Additionally, “Carter’s Champagne Bar and Grill” is a destination restaurant in the old ballroom, which is set to attract a host of new clientele to the venue.
Running alongside the refurbishment of the hotel, which was purchased by The Cairn Group in 2016, is the redevelopment and transformation of its former leisure club into The Harrogate Spa.
When completed, this new facility will boast 12.5m indoor pool and six treatment rooms, two of which are double and tranquil relaxation lounge. It will offer a range of therapeutic thermal experiences, including a spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, Rasul, experience shower and ice fountain.
In addition, there will be a courtyard terrace and Zen garden, fully equipped gym and dance studio.”
Simon Vincent, President, EMEA Hilton, said: “The town of Harrogate is the perfect spot to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer which is why we are excited to be opening our first property here.”
Shawn McAteer, Senior Vice President and Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said: “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of DoubleTree by Hilton this year, we are thrilled to be expanding the brand’s presence in even more historic locations.
“New openings such as DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa continue to highlight our legacy and our commitment to providing guests with a warm welcome and comfortable stay.”
Matthew Hole, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa General Manager, said: “We are delighted that the Majestic Hotel is now the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa. And at £15m, this is a significant investment by the Cairn Group.
“This hotel has an incredibly long and rich history, and today marks the start of a new era. We are very grateful to Andrew Jones MP for officially ‘opening’ the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa and helping us celebrate this momentous occasion.”
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, said: It was my honour to officially ‘open’ the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, just days before Harrogate hosts the world’s most prestigious cycling tournament.
“This is the latest large hotel in the town centre to benefit from a significant programme of investment, and is another major boost for the District’s leisure and conference trade.
“The Cairn Group is to be applauded for its vision for the Majestic and today heralds a new era for this grand old lady.”