Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel has undergone a major investment, transforming 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 last Thursday with retired Leicester Tigers player Geordan Murphy and Leicester Riders Director Kevin Routledge in attendance. As part of the refurbishment the Victorian hotel, which is located in the heart of the city, presented a brand new image for the historic hotel’s bedroom corridors. Creating a stylish and contemporary feel, the hotel retains its authentic features with the original sweeping Victorian staircase, and uses modern colours and fabrics to give a present-day style. Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel also unveiled its new reception area and fitness room.
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 will be 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.
James Conaghan, the hotel’s General Manager commented: “We are delighted with the investment and the launch was a great success, raising £1,374 for Jupiter Hotels’ charity partner Breast Cancer Care. 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.
For more information please go to www.mercureleicester.co.uk