One of Harrogate’s best-known hotels is throwing a celebration party tomorrow to mark the official completion of its £15m transformation.
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Thursday’s festivities at the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel& Spa, including family members of the Cairn Group, which purchased the hotel in 2016.
The last 20 months has seen the 184-bedroom venue undergoing a full refurbishment of its restaurant, lounge bar, reception, lounge public areas, 14 meeting rooms, event and function suites, and guest bedrooms.
Additionally, the former Majestic Leisure Club has been redeveloped into the £2m Harrogate Spa – which now takes its place within the premier league of UK spa retreats.
As part of the redevelopment, the hotel is now home to “Frederick’s Bar and Piano Lounge”, a beautifully transformed new venue serving everything from specialty coffees through to amazing cocktails.
“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.
The Majestic Hotel has played a significant and dominant role in the town’s conference and tourism industry for almost 120 years, and over the years has welcomed Royalty, heads of state, Hollywood A-listers and rock superstars.
The newly-opened Harrogate Spa offers a range of therapeutic thermal experiences, including a spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, rasul, experience shower and ice fountain.
It will also boast a 12.5m indoor pool and six treatment rooms, two of which are double, tranquil relaxation lounge leading out to a Zen and courtyard spa garden, spa café and terrace, fully equipped gym and studio.
Matthew Hole, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa General Manager, said: “Thanks to the Cairn Group’s vision and investment, this wonderful hotel – which is held in extremely high regard by the town – is once again the jewel in Harrogate’s tourism crown.
“The last 20 months has been challenging, particularly as the work was carried out whilst the hotel was still open. However, now completed, we are incredibly proud of our transformation.
“We are very much looking forward to letting our hair down on Thursday and welcoming our guests, when they will get a chance to see the DoubleTree by Hilton Majestic Hotel & Spa it in all its glory.”