One York hotel reopens for the first time in nine months – but another is closing until April

The Moxy Hotel in York
17 Dec 2020 @ 7.44 am
| Business

A modern York hotel has reopened after its operating company became insolvent.

But a much-longer established, award-winning hotel has announced it is closing until Easter.

The Moxy Hotel, on Black Horse Lane, first opened in July last year. But after it closed in the last lockdown, it didn’t reopen.

That was because the 118-room hotel’s operating company Belvar went into insolvency.

The hotel has since been returned to Vastint Hospitality, the real estate owner, with its operating company Hotel 51 able to reopen this week.

A spokesman said: “Moxy York has reopened! Plenty of time to get into York, have something off the new cocktail menu or try a York Gin Chocolate Orange Doubles, served appropriately with a substantial meal.

“Go onto the Marriott website and take advantage of the Welcome Back offer with 25% off and breakfast included.”

‘Deep regret’

The stunning Grays Court in York

Meanwhile, multiple award-winning Grays Court is to close until April.

The hotel, named Small Hotel of the Year at the VisitEngland National Awards for Excellence in August, is going into ‘hibernation’.

A message posted on its Facebook page says: “Due to the current pandemic, Grays Court will close as usual on Christmas Eve for the Christmas period.

“However, unlike previous years, it is with deep regret that we have taken the difficult decision not to re-open again until 1 April 2021.

“We would like to thank you, our wonderful neighbours and guests, for all the support you have extended to Helen and the team here, and we very much look forward to opening our doors, not to mention the Garden Bar, from the 1st of April.”