Historic Listed Building with Contemporary Interiors Transformed into Luxury Accommodation
B+B Collection Ltd has announced the opening of B+B York – the latest addition to their award-winning portfolio of boutique Bed and Breakfast hotels. Situated on St Peters Grove, just 10 minutes’ walk from the City Walls, B+B York is the fifth in the B+B Collection and the next step in the company’s development to open properties in key strategic locations across the UK. Other properties to date include B+B Belgravia; B+B Weymouth; B+B Wickham and B+B Edinburgh and further sites are being sought.
The B+Bs in the collection are all historic listed buildings with contemporary interiors. Conceived and created as affordable alternatives to 4* hotels, the B+B collection embraces good design, a contemporary style, with high levels of service. The brand’s Edinburgh property was recently honoured to win an Expedia Insiders’ award, and ranked 6th globally for service and B+B Belgravia also recently received the accolade of best London B&B for two years running by Visit London.
Helen Blower, Group Operations Manager comments: “Design, service, quality and a relaxed atmosphere define the B+B Collection philosophy. We are delighted to welcome B+B York to our growing family – we have a terrific team in place ready to give a wonderful B+B welcome to all of our guests! As a company, we continue to invest in technology to improve our guests’ service; as well as paperless check in, we have recently joined forces with Checkmate, an exciting new product that will help us to streamline our communication with guests, before, during & after their stays.
B+B York has 19 rooms, Reception, a fully licenced Bar and Breakfast Room all located in the main listed building. The remaining 7 bedrooms are found in York House and The Cottage, which are located on the grounds. Steeped in history, the cottage was formerly used as stables, which served as barrack for soldiers during World Wars 1 and 2.
Penny Brown, founder, operator and co-investor of B+B Collection comments: “The vibrant city of York has been on our radar for a while and we are really excited to have acquired this beautiful building so close to the centre. York has it all; a truly amazing history, iconic architecture and a fantastic choice of restaurants. Not only that, but it is easily accessible. What more could you want? We are now ensuring the hotel will reach our high B+B design standards for the benefit of all our new guests and are looking forward to developing the business and to building relationships with the local community.”
B + B York serves full English breakfast incorporating local Yorkshire produce, and of course, Yorkshire tea!
About The B+B Collection — The B+B Collection was conceived after the success of the award-winning pilot project, B+B Belgravia, which opened in London in 2004. The B+B Collection was established in 2005. There are currently five operational properties within the portfolio: B+B Belgravia & Studios@82, B+B Weymouth which opened in 2008, B+B Edinburgh which opened in 2011 and B+B Wickham which opened earlier in 2015. More suitable sites are being sought. Conceived and created as affordable alternatives to 4* hotels, B+B hotels are modern and well designed with high levels of service and style. Design, service, quality and comfort are all part of the philosophy.