Skelwith Leisure, the developer behind the £100 million Flaxby Country Resort, located between York and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, has started work on the luxury hotel, and will soon announce which international luxury hotel operator will manage the resort on its behalf.The 300-room hotel and leisure development is located on the existing 27-hole Flaxby Park Golf course will be one of the biggest hotels in the North of England when completed in 2015.
The development will also feature a luxury spa and gym, restaurants and bars and boutiques, totalling over 240,000 sq ft in size.
Paul Ellis, Managing Director of Skelwith Leisure commented: “As you would expect, we are delighted to be finally on site and getting on with the work, something we have been eager to do for a very long time. We are on schedule and look forward to opening in 2015.
“For the past five years we’ve been speaking with some of the worlds leading luxury hotel operators, now that we’re getting on with the construction we will soon be in a position to be able to announce which company will manage the hotel.
“There has been a lot of interest as this is a major hotel development for the local area, region and the UK.”
Leeds based K Rouse is the main contractor for the first phase, including a new roundabout on the A59 and ground works for the hotel.
The world’s leading golf course management Company, Troon Golf, has been involved in the project for the past three years and will step up its role managing the course help to attract major events to Flaxby following the start on site.