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Devonshire Arms Hotel closes for refurbishment

A full refit is expected to take as little as two weeks and cost £500,000

The Devonshire Arms Hotel in Bolton Abbey will be closed for refurbishment and maintenance for two weeks in January 2018.

The total cost of refurbishment comes to £500,000 making use of local trade skills and professionals including Malton-based Rachel McLane, an interior designer whose portfolio includes high-end hospitality businesses.

Works include the installation of a new heating system, re-roofing of the Wharfedale wing and general property repair and maintenance to enhance guest comfort and improve functionality and energy efficiencies.

Adam Dyke, general manager, said: “Our January refurbishment is a great start to our working year at The Dev – we have high expectations for this year in terms of delivering to our guests at the highest possible level, as well as our profitability, so it’s essential that we strive to not only maintain but improve the hotel, to ensure that our reputation for excellence remains intact.”

Richard Palmer, managing director of the group that owns the property, said: “It’s unusual for us to close The Devonshire Arms for a period of time, and this programme of improvements indicates just one step forward in our investment plans, and complements the group’s overall vision to become one of the country’s leading privately-owned hospitality operators.”

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