Grand Makeover at Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel

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    Accor’s Mercure continues its rolling programme of refurbishments with Mercure Leicester, where the Grand Hotel has undergone a major investment, undergoing a transformation of the city’s most iconic hotel. The extensive refurbishment includes the redesign of the hotel’s bedroom corridors as well as the renovation of the ground floor, including the restaurant, bar, reception and fitness room. The hotel unveiled its new look at an official opening on February 19. Creating a stylish and contemporary feel the refurbishment of the hotel retains its authentic features with the original sweeping Victorian staircase, but uses modern colours and fabrics to give a contemporary style.

    Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who has previously worked with Jupiter Hotels on renovation projects across the UK, comments on the project: “Throughout the public areas of the hotel, the interior fuses contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional period features and detail. The hotel is such an iconic part of the city we wanted to embrace and treasure its history and revitalise the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel, keeping its heritage and redesigning it for contemporary audiences.”

    The renovation also includes the opening of the brand new Marco‘s New York Italian restaurant. Guests are able to enjoy a varied menu, which includes traditional Italian dishes as well as a variety of meats and fish and a mouth-watering desert menu. The official restaurant opening was on Friday 20th February 2015.

    James Conaghan, the hotel’s General Manager Commented: “We are delighted with the investment. We are extremely proud of the hotel’s historical features and feel the new design helps elevate our authentic elements whilst giving the hotel a fresh and modernised look. The addition of Marco Pierre White’s Marco‘s New York Italian restaurant is a fantastic offering for locals and businesses in the city as well as guests travelling to stay with us in Leicester. It’s an exciting new chapter for the city centre hotel.”

    Located just a stone’s throw from the newly regenerated Cultural Quarter, Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel is the place to be for those looking for a stylish hotel to meet, eat and drink in a central location.

    Daniel Fountain / 22.02.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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