Relaunch party for Sheffield hotel rescued from administration

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A hotel in Sheffield city centre hotel rescued from administration has been relaunched.

The Best Western Cutler’s Hotel on George Street, was bought by Sheffield-based leisure and hospitality business, Saxon Hotels Ltd, in December last year when it fell into administration.

Saxon Hotels is owned by Football Association chairman, Greg Dyke.

The firm has owned Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel since 2004, and in June 2013 re-opened Whirlowbrook Hall, Whirlow.

The Cutlers Hotel has undergone a refurbishment since the sale went through, with the hotel now boasting a new look breakfast room and an open plan lounge bar area, renamed 1857.

The bar has been named after the year in which the world’s oldest football club - Sheffield FC - was founded on the site now occupied buy the hotel.

Hotel owner Mr Dyke was joined at the launch party Carolyn Fairbairn, who is soon to be Director General of the Confederation of British Industry,

Mr Dyke said “I am delighted that we have been able to restore this property to its former glory.

“The hotel is steeped in history and fond memories for many people in Sheffield.

“We know it will once again be the ideal place for people to stay when visiting the city.

“The newly built bar 1857 will give guests a great place to start their evening out in the city.”

The 45 bedroom hotel went up for sale for £1 million in October last year.

It is a member of the Best Western Group of independently owned hotels.

The three star hotel is opposite the former Sheffield Banking Company building, which has been turned into an independent art house cinema.