Following a £15million refurbishment, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa has been officially unveiled by the town’s MP Andrew Jones. Over the last 18-months, the 184-room hotel – which over the years has welcomed royalty, heads of state, Hollywood A-listers and rock superstars – has undergone a full refurbishment of its restaurant, lounge bar, reception, lounge public areas, meeting, event and function suites, and guest bedrooms.

The hotel is home to Frederick’s Bar and Piano Lounge, a beautifully transformed new venue serving everything from specialty coffees through to amazing cocktails. And Carter’s Champagne Bar and Grill has been established as a destination restaurant in the old ballroom.

Running alongside the refurbishment of the hotel, which was purchased by The Cairn Group in 2016, is the redevelopment and transformation of its former leisure club into The Harrogate Spa.

When completed, this new facility will boast a 12.5m indoor pool and six treatment rooms. It will offer a range of therapeutic thermal experiences, including a spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, Rasul, experience shower and ice fountain.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of DoubleTree by Hilton this year, we are thrilled to be expanding the brand’s presence in even more historic locations,” says Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “New openings such as DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa continue to highlight our legacy and our commitment to providing guests with a warm welcome and comfortable stay.”

Matthew Hole, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa general manager, adds: “We are delighted that the Majestic Hotel is now the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa. And at £15million, this is a significant investment by the Cairn Group.”

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, says: “This is the latest large hotel in the town centre to benefit from a significant programme of investment, and is another major boost for the District’s leisure and conference trade.

“The Cairn Group is to be applauded for its vision for the Majestic and today heralds a new era for this grand old lady.”