York hotel to get fitness centre – and a new name – after £3m investment

10 Apr 2017 @ 9.37 pm
| Business

It has already had £3 million lavished on it.

Now York’s Monkbar Hotel is going to get the same amount again as part of a complete rebrand.

The hotel, on St Maurice’s Road, will see it converted into DoubleTree by Hilton York. The number of rooms will increase from 125 to 140, and it will get a new fitness centre.

The property’s regeneration, due for completion later this year, will also include a re-configured reception and “new dining concept”.

‘Great for York’

General manager of the hotel, Graham Usher, called the conversion “a milestone in the hotel’s 27 year history”.

The latest round of redevelopment will ensure DoubleTree by Hilton York’s place as one of the finest hotels in this city’s centre.

This is fantastic news for us and demonstrates the confidence in the team here to deliver exceptional hospitality to our guests.

The project is also great for the city of York – a testament to the city as a business and travel destination.

Finished this autumn

The move to bring the Monkbar Hotel into the DoubleTree brand follows Hilton signing a franchise agreement with Leisurepoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shiva Hotels.

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 500 hotels with more than 117,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents.

Monkbar Hotel reception

The Monkbar Hotel is scheduled to join DoubleTree by Hilton in late autumn with the construction of new guest rooms, followed by improvements to the public areas and existing bedrooms.

After the previous £3 million investment, which added and event space, it became a 4 star hotel.