Fire eaters, stilt walkers, classical musicians, flapper girls and a swing band have entertained hundreds of guests at a party to officially launch the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa.
The glitzy event saw guests – including civic dignitaries, business leaders, conference organisers and representatives from Hilton – being taken on a gastronomical tour the landmark building following the completion of a major £15m transformation by owners, The Cairn Group.
This has resulted in 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.
Speeches on the night were delivered by DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa General manager, Matthew Hole, Hilton Senior Vice President Patrick Fitzgerald, who grew up in the spa town.
The hotel also used the party to funds for two local charities, Disability Action Yorkshire and Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity.