Malmaison will open its long-awaited York property this spring, located on the corner of Rougier Street close to the River Ouse and York rail station.
Business Traveller first reported on the project back in 2016, which will be housed within the city’s converted Aviva insurance building.
The hotel will feature 150 rooms, as well as the group’s signature Chez Mal Brasserie and Bar, spa facilities, a gym, events space for up to 180 guests, and an onsite Starbucks.
Malmaison York will also be the first of the brand’s properties to offer a separate SkyBar and rooftop terrace, serving cocktails and pan-Asian sharing plates.
According to the group “Designers have taken inspiration from the city’s industrial heritage and brutalist architecture, mixing concrete and moody elements with softer textures and confectionery touch points, drawing on York’s famous alumni including the Rowntree and the Terry families”.
Malmaison York will be the 17th property under the brand, which was founded in 1994 by Scottish hotelier Ken McCulloch. The group was acquired by Frasers Hospitality in 2015, along with sister brand Hotel du Vin.