WORK is progressing well on the multi-million transformation of two historic Stratford townhouses into a luxury hotel.
The Malmaison Hotel du Vin is set to open in the grade II listed Georgian buildings in Rother Street later this year – creating around 60 new jobs.
The 48 room hotel will include the group’s trademark French-inspired Bistro, meetings space, private dining rooms, as well as a separate banqueting room.
Paul Roberts, CEO, Malmaison Hotel du Vin, said: “Stratford has a rich history and it’s important to us that this is reflected in the property – we always ensure that our conversions retain their original character.
“We’re committed to delivering exceptional customer experience in stunning surroundings, and the centre of the historic and beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect setting for just that.”
Richard Smith from developers S Harrison, said after three years in the planning it was rewarding to see work well underway.
He added: “The hotel will meet an exceptional standard and will bring two stunning buildings back to life, with a new and sustainable use, as well as maintaining all their original character.”
Justin Williams from Stratford Town Trust was looking forward to the addition of a major asset to the town.
He added: “The trust is pleased to see the sensitive transformation of two beautiful Georgian buildings, bringing something very special for visitors and for residents too, further rejuvenating the Rother Street area and creating a number of local jobs.
“We are eagerly tracking progress and look forward to seeing the end result of what we know will be a wonderful asset for Stratford.”