The long-awaited opening of Malmaison York – complete with an epic bar in the sky – is nearly here.
The 150-bedroom hotel will open on Thursday after a multi-million pound transformation of Yorkshire House, the 1962-built former home to Aviva on Rougier Street.
A spokeswoman told YorkMix: “We’re reopening from Thursday 10th of June and look forward to welcoming York!”
It was originally due to open on 20 May. But that date was put back after the refit was running behind schedule.
Malmaison York’s most jaw-dropping feature is the rooftop bar, offering genuinely astonishing views over the city.
The Sora skybar, an Asian tapas and cocktail venue, will serve up a fusion of traditional dishes, from sushi and steak to skewers and sticks from the Robata grill.
Selling cocktails for £10-£12, including a coconut espresso martini and a tograshi margarita, with sushi, Robatayaki and pan-Asian style tapas dishes it opens from Wednesday to Saturdays, with live music at the weekends.
There will also be the Chez Mal Brasserie – a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and private dining.
And a spa, gym and on-site Starbucks add to the sense of luxury. More details here.
The opening follows a multi-million transformation of Yorkshire House, former home to Aviva, which was built in 1962 and refurbished in 2000.