BREAKING: Sheffield's four-star Hilton hotel set to reopen
The landmark former Sheffield Hilton Hotel is set to reopen under a new operator.
Legacy Hotels and Resorts has been hired to re-launch and run the four-star hotel and says it will reopen in February .
The 128-bed property on Furnival Road at Victoria Quays will be called Quays Hotel.
The venue closed on December 15 after previous operator Park Victoria Quays Lessee surrendered its lease. The building is owned by New City Hotels.
Legacy is a privately-owned company which manages hotels and guest houses in the UK, Spain and Scandinavia.
Bosses have launched a recruitment drive and say they will reopen the gym, which had 1,400 members, by the end of this month. The venue also has a swimming pool.
Legacy chief executive Andrew Townsend said: “We are delighted to take on the management of the former Hilton Hotel on behalf of the new Sheffield-based owning company.
“Having previously worked for Stakis Hotel I recall the hotel’s opening with fondness and the enthusiasm it drove to that part of the city - I hope in time we can rekindle those emotions and support.”
The hotel opened in 1997 and the management agreement between Park Victoria Quays and Hilton dated from 2017.
It had about 100 permanent staff.
The Star revealed last year how previous operator, Park Victoria Quays, recorded a £2m loss for 2018.
Victoria Quays is set for a renaissance with a £5.8 million scheme to better connect it to the city centre set for completion in March 2020.