A NEW 150-bedroom hotel in the heart of York is set to be completed by April - creating more than 100 jobs.

Work is close to finishing the Malmaison hotel, which has seen a ‘multi-million-pound’ transformation of the Yorkshire House in Rougier Street.

The build - originally scheduled for 2019 - has faced major disruption caused by Leeds-based Broadley Group going into administration, and the Covid-19 crisis.

But the latest designs show that the hotel will now include a sky bar, boasting views of York Minster.

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A spokesman for the company said the build will bring 130 jobs into the area and the hotel is set to open between March and April - subject to coronavirus restrictions for York.

It will showcase the brand’s first Sky Bar – on the roof, which will incorporate “luxurious and comfortable loungers, lanterns, beautiful trees, champagne and food platters”.

There will also be the Chez Mal Brasserie restaurant, a spa, gym and on-site Starbucks.

Scott Harper, chief operating officer at Malmaison & Hotel du Vin, said: “York is a fantastic city and we’re thrilled to be adding a Malmaison alongside Hotel Du Vin on The Mount.

“Offering a stunning rooftop sky bar, in addition to our Chez Mal Brasserie and bar, is a first for us at Malmaison, and we hope this will be a popular addition to the city for the local community and visitors to York.”

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The planning application states that designers have “taken inspiration from the city’s industrial heritage and brutalist architecture, mixing concrete and moody elements with softer textures and confectionery touchpoints” - with inspiration from Rowntree’s and Terry’s among others. It added: “Add the stunning views of York Minster while watching the sunset and you’ll have the perfect foundation for a fantastic night out.”