It has been only open for a matter of weeks – but Sheffield’s newest hotel is already toasting ‘fantastic’ success.
Sheffield University’s former
Halifax student hall of residence in Endcliffe has been transformed at a cost of £1.8 million into a 38-bedroom ‘boutique hotel’.
The venue has only just held its formal launch to which civic dignatories including Coun Vickie Priestley, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, were invited.
Paul Foster, manager, said: “We have had a fantastic amount of interest in the hotel so far.
“We’ve only been open 12 weeks, but we’ve been almost fully-booked every Saturday night and have done 11 weddings.
“We have a further 35 weddings booked already for the next year.
“People seem to like the local flavour of the venue, with its historical relevance, as well as the food on offer which includes local dishes given a modern and unique twist, mostly sourced from high quality producers in and around Sheffield.”
The hotel has proved popular with former university students, with 300 alumni having returned to stay so far.
The launch included a cheese and wine tasting led by expert Neil Philips.
■ See www.thestar.co.uk for pictures from inside the hotel.