A POPULAR hotel in York which is throwing open its doors today after months of closure has been shouting the news from its rooftop - literally.

Middlethorpe Hall in York is one of thousands of hotels across the UK reopening today, and invited York town crier Ben Fry to announce the news by making a proclamation from the roof of the William III country house.

Alan Milner, and his team at Milner Creative, captured the moment in a video showing Ben unveiling the reopening from the hotel's highest point with stunning Yorkshire views as a backdrop. 

York Press:

Middlethorpe Hall, just two miles from York’s city centre, is set in 20 acres of its own gardens and parkland offering the best of both city and country.

A hotel spokesman said bookings have been strong especially for late May and June but there are still rooms available throughout the summer.

"The restaurant is now also taking bookings and these have been increasing," he said. "The restaurant serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Guests can also enjoy alfresco drinks and snacks in the gardens."

York Press:

Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and today it is renowned for its excellent food, luxurious accommodation and boutique Spa.

Lionel Chatard, Middlethorpe Hall's managing director said: "We are grateful to the City of York's town crier for supporting the reopening of the hotel and restaurant, by making a proclamation from the hall’s rooftop, with stunning views across the city and its gothic cathedral and the Yorkshire countryside.

"We are looking forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy York's only country house hotel. The hall is now open for overnight stays, award-winning meals and spa relaxation and treatments, along with some time in over 20 acres of gardens and parkland."

From today, guests can book overnight stays, meals including lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the 2 AA Rosette restaurant or spa treatments.