Hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin has announced it has received planning permission from York City Council to undertake a multi-million pound transformation of Yorkshire House on Rougier Street into a Malmaison hotel. Work is set to begin later this year and the new hotel will offer over 160 bedrooms and suites. The development is expected to generate up to 120 new local jobs.
The new hotel plan will include the brand’s new meeting and events concept, Work + Play, mixing Malmaison’s classic style with high tech systems, private meeting pods and flexible pricing.
The news comes as the group reports a period of significant growth over the last 18 months, including the acquisition of four new properties across the UK and the continued roll-out of a multi-million pound investment programme into its existing portfolio.
Chief executive officer of Malmaison Hotel du Vin, Paul Roberts, said: “We have long been fans of York…and can’t wait to get started on this exciting opportunity.”
Richard Jackson, chairman of Yorkshire Ventures, added that he was “delighted to be working with Malmaison” and to be part of the team bringing the hotel brand to York.