Major Harrogate hotel is to reopen after town is put in Tier 2 of Covid restrictions

A historic Harrogate hotel has said it will be reopening next week after learning the town is to go into Tier 2 next week when the current Covid lockdown ends.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 3:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th November 2020, 3:20 pm

It was only four weeks ago that DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa was being forced to close its new Winter Wonderland Teepee in the grounds of the hotel it had only opened three days earlier offering a new outdoor family-friendly dining experience.

Now the plans have potentially been put into reverse again, although this time in a more positive way.

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa's general manager Andy Barnsdale said: "We are looking closely at the guidelines for our indoor careering operations as well as for the outdoor Majestic Winter Teepee.”

The hotel's general manager Andy Barnsdale said: “We are now planning the process of reopening on Wednesday and bringing the team back, which is good news. Clearly this would not have been the case had we been going into tier 3."

The original idea of opening the giant tepee was to serve traditional ‘Christmas Market’ style food and drinks to customers in a Covid-secure way under canvas.

Mr Barnsdale said: "We are looking closely at the guidelines and tailoring our food options accordingly for our indoor careering operations as well as for the outdoor Majestic Winter Teepee.”

The Majestic Hotel has stood on Ripon Road in Harrogate since 1900.

In 2018 it was taken over by one of the world's most prestigious hotel groups and re-branded as a DoubleTree by Hilton.

A world-leader in the hospitality industry, DoubleTree has been the fastest growing Hilton brand by number of properties since 2007, with the first DoubleTree opened in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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