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DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in the UK’s Happiest City

Set within eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa opens its doors today, bringing the brand’s famous hospitality to the UK’s happiest city . The newly refurbished hotel prides itself on offering exceptional service in the heart of Harrogate along with exquisite spa facilities and unique culinary concepts.
Enjoy serene tranquillity at The Harrogate Spa based at DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa – the only spa hotel in the town centre). Guests can indulge in some serious rest and relaxation, with six treatment rooms covering everything from facials to a hot-stone massage. Enter a world of rejuvenation with a heat experience, including rasul, steam room and sauna, or lay back and take in the spa terrace and Zen Garden. If R&R is not your thing, the hotel also boasts a dance studio and gym for those who like to get their heart pumping.

The hotel is also home to two quintessential British eateries:

Carters Champagne Bar & Grill takes guests on a culinary journey, offering locally sourced rare breed meat aged in the hotel’s very own meat ageing cabinet and cooked to perfection on a Josper Grill, alongside carefully selected champagne, wine and cocktail pairings.

Federick’s Piano Lounge is the place to enjoy an illy coffee, an afternoon tea or a cocktail. The ideal place to relax with friends, colleagues or family.

“The town of Harrogate is the perfect spot to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer which is why we are excited to be opening our first property here,” said Simon Vincent, President, EMEA Hilton. “Boasting the last working Turkish Baths in the country as well as being surrounded by the beautiful British countryside it is no surprise that it continues to be a popular destination with 9 million tourists a year making their way to the spa town.”

Dating back to the 1900s the hotel has been transformed into a contemporary oasis with Victorian charm. With 11 suites to choose from, guests can enjoy a separate living area, larger bathroom, cosy bathrobes and slippers – ideal for business trips and weekend getaways. In addition to this, 173 standard superior and deluxe guest rooms are available, including one or two king beds and all of the brands well-known trimmings.

In addition, the hotel has 14 meeting rooms with the largest room spanning 1,860 square metres holding up to 350 guests – making the hotel’s meetings and events space ideal for any conferences, weddings or cocktail reception. All rooms also have natural daylight, many overlooking the hotel’s traditional grounds.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of DoubleTree by Hilton this year, we are thrilled to be expanding the brands presence in even more historic locations, said Shawn McAteer, Senior Vice President and Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “New openings such as DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa continue to highlight our legacy and our commitment to providing guests with a warm welcome and comfortable stay.”

Located in the centre of the beautiful spa town Harrogate, the hotel is footsteps away from former spa water pump house, which is now a Grade II listed building, The Turkish Baths, and a 10-minute drive from the Ripley Castle. York is also within close proximity, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth offering travellers spectacular sights such as York Minster – one of the most picturesque Gothic cathedrals in the world and The City Walls. Harrogate is also an excellent base for visiting the Yorkshire Dales.

“We are delighted to be joining the Hilton family and I am so proud of my team for all of their hard work over the past 18 months. We have really put the Majestic Hotel back on the map as a deluxe hotel synonymous with grandeur and opulence”, said Matthew Hole, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa. “We look forward to providing a warm and friendly welcome to all of our guests”.

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, and free standard Wi-Fi. Book direct at Hilton.com, the Hilton Honors app or through any official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is located at Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU. For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers may visit or call +44 (0)1423 700300. The property is owned and managed by Cairn Group who purchased the Majestic Hotel in November 2016 and begun a £15m refurbishment in March 2018. For more information on DoubleTree by Hilton, please visit http://newsroom.hilton.com/.