DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in the Popular Spa Town of Harrogate
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa brings the brand’s renowned hospitality to one of the UK’s happiest towns
HARROGATE, UK - Set within eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa opens its doors today, bringing the brand’s famous hospitality to one the UK’s happiest towns1. The newly refurbished hotel prides itself on offering exceptional service in the heart of Harrogate, along with exquisite spa facilities and unique culinary concepts.
Enjoy serene tranquillity at The Harrogate Spa based at the hotel – the only spa hotel in the town centre. Guests can indulge in some serious rest and relaxation, with six treatment rooms covering everything from facials to a hot-stone massage. Enter a world of rejuvenation with a heat experience, including rasul, steam room and sauna, or lie back and take in the spa terrace and Zen Garden. If rest and relaxation are not your thing, the hotel also boasts a dance studio and gym for those who like to get their heart pumping.
The hotel is also home to two quintessential British eateries:
- Carter’s Champagne Bar & Grill takes guests on a culinary journey, offering locally sourced rare breed meat aged in the hotel’s very own meat ageing cabinet and cooked to perfection on a Josper Grill, alongside carefully selected champagne, wine and cocktail pairings.
- Federick’s Piano Lounge and Terrace is the place to enjoy an illy coffee, an afternoon tea or a cocktail: The ideal setting to relax with friends, colleagues or family.
“The town of Harrogate is the perfect spot to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer, and we are excited to open our first property here,” said Simon Vincent, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton. “Boasting the last working Turkish Baths in the country, as well as being surrounded by the beautiful British countryside, it is no surprise that it continues to be a popular destination with nine million tourists a year making their way to the town.”
Dating back to the 1900s, the hotel has been transformed into a contemporary oasis with Victorian charm. With 11 suites to choose from, guests can enjoy a separate living area, larger bathroom, cosy bathrobes and slippers – ideal for business trips and weekend getaways. In addition, 173 standard superior and deluxe guest rooms are available, including one or two king beds and all of the brand’s well-known amenities.
The hotel offers 14 meeting rooms with the largest room spanning 1,860 square metres and holding up to 350 guests – making the hotel’s meetings and events space ideal for conferences, weddings or cocktail receptions – testament to Yorkshire being a key destination for conference and events. All rooms offer natural light, with many overlooking the hotel’s traditional grounds.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of DoubleTree by Hilton this year, we are thrilled to expand the brand’s presence in these historic locations,” said 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.”
Located in the centre of the beautiful spa town Harrogate, the hotel is footsteps away from the Royal Pump Room – a Grade II listed building, The Turkish Baths, and a 10-minute drive from the Ripley Castle. York is also within close proximity, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth, offering travellers spectacular sights such as York Minster – one of the most picturesque Gothic cathedrals in the world and The City Walls. Harrogate is also an excellent base for visiting the Yorkshire Dales.
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, and free standard Wi-Fi. Book direct at Hilton.com, the Hilton Honors app or through any official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is located at Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU. For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers may visit or call +44 (0)1423 700300. The property is owned and managed by Cairn Group who purchased the Majestic Hotel in November 2016 and began a £15m refurbishment in March 2018. For more information on DoubleTree by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com.
1 BBC News (October 2017) – UK spa towns among happiest places to live – survey from www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41577060
Notes to Editors
The Cairn group is a family run business and is one of the UK’s premium hotel and bar operators. Following its initial inception in the early 1980’s the brand has grown substantially and today, it is proud to have 33 hotels in its portfolio, which cover the breadth of the UK from Brighton to Aberdeen. The group balances the very best family traditions with a personal approach to customer care.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
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