Hotel nominated for Retail and Tourism Business of the Year

THE Grand Hotel and Spa, Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, has had quite a year.

As part of the hotel’s £15 million refurbishment, 2017 has seen a host of changes at The Grand, beginning with the opening of The Rise, an all-day dining destination with live music three times a week.

Award-winning head chef Craig Atchinson has created a modern menu boasting the best seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients for small and large plates.

Inspired by the Edwardian home of the North Eastern Railway, The Rise aims to transport guests to a time gone by with a a locomotive-inspired black steel bar front.

Last month The Grand re-opened its three AA Rosette fine dining restaurant, Hudson’s by Craig Atchinson. Hudson’s has moved from its previous home to a smaller, adjacent room, reducing covers from 60 to 28 to allow greater focus and culinary excellence with every dish.

The restaurant has enhanced its menu and will now offer a nine-course, locally-sourced tasting menu and wine flight designed for the culinary curious by Craig Atchinson and Hudson’s Restaurant Manager Antonio De Angelis.

Away from dining, The Grand’s expansion project will also see the addition of 101 bedrooms, almost doubling the number to a total of 208.

The Grand, which employs 140 staff, prides itself on its family-friendly offerings, and with this in mind has this year appointed 14-year-old Sam Pointon as director of fun and families,

The hotel is also this year celebrating the iconic building's 111th anniversary.