Steeped in history, The Grand, York, is a hotel that can cater to every need, from fine dining to conferences and events.
Built in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ by the wealthy North Eastern Railway company, The Grand, York is now Yorkshire’s most luxurious hotel, meetings and events venue.
No expense was spared in the pursuit of luxury while creating the magnificent property during the Golden Age of travel. The finest meeting rooms, events spaces, and conference facilities capture the elegance of the era gone by, while inspiring innovation and creativity for the future. The historic setting includes fabulous views of the city’s landmarks, York Minster and the City Wall.
Recently opening an additional 100 new bedrooms to fulfil the growing demand, the hotel has doubled its capacity as part of a £15 million refurbishment. 2019 will also see the creation of the state-of-the-art Cookery School at The Grand, where head chef tutor Andrew Dixon will lead demos, classes and themed evenings for corporate delegates and events.
International visitors have been significantly rising over the past couple of years, and seeking opportunities in cities outside London, particularly since the news of Brexit, and the value of the pound being more affordable for foreign business guests. With Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, and North America, all proving to be large markets for York, The Grand York has been adapting its offering to suit travellers’ needs.
The team has recently been undertaking Mandarin lessons as part of this inbound market focus. Philip Bolson, general manager at The Grand, York, said: “We want to ensure that we can cater to a wealth of cultures and ensure their stay is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. As the only five-star hotel in the city, we offer that exclusive option for premium travel.”
Day delegate rates, meeting and event packages, private festive celebrations, incentive travel, and residential conferences are all available at The Grand, York with tailor-made quotes produced by Events Specialists.