One of North Yorkshire’s leading golf resorts has announced that a brand new, four-star hotel is on target to open its doors next Spring, and it is expected to be one of the most significant hotel openings in the north of England in 2021.
With a £5m+ investment, Sandburn Hall Hotel will have forty bedrooms, including two luxurious suites. The 1,000 acre family-owned estate it sits on is located just off the A64 fifteen minutes east of York near Castle Howard, and just 45 minutes from the North York Moors and Yorkshire’s coastal resorts of Scarborough and Whitby.
Developed by the late Mike Hogg, whose family continue his legacy, the estate already offers an 18-hole championship golf course, the Grand Function Hall for weddings and other events, and the popular Tykes restaurant. The hotel will provide “the icing on the cake” for over 10,000 leisure and business customers each year, and is expected to contribute over £2m a year to the Yorkshire tourism economy.
The two suites are expected to be amongst the best in the area, with pencil post four-poster beds and balconies overlooking the hotel’s courtyard and landscaped lakes and gardens. The hotel will also feature standard, superior, family and accessible rooms designed by leading hospitality interior designer Rachel McLane, most of these also overlooking lakes and open countryside.
A design-led approach, crafted country style, natural light, sustainability and an active lifestyle (including walking and cycling trails on the estate) will be at the heart of the hotel’s ethos, and a wide range of suggested leisure packages for visitors, championing York and the wider North Yorkshire area, will be launched later this Autumn. Yorkshire was recently announced #2nd in Conde Nast’s 21 top travel destinations for 2021, and Sandburn Hall Hotel – the first significant new-build hotel development between York and the coast for over 20 years – is slated for opening Spring 2021.
According to hotel director James Hogg, the natural design of the new hotel has been crucial to its development. “We’re really crafting a brand new countryside hotel using fantastic raw materials such as the natural green oak beams which frame our triple-height lobby. We’re merging traditional and contemporary, with some of the rooms having exposed brick, and the whole building will be an echo to the trademark design of our existing meetings and weddings area, the Grand Function Hall, and Tykes restaurant”.