Construction work has now begun on Hampton by Hilton’s new York Piccadilly hotel.
The £25m site will be found at the heart of York city centre, and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2021.
The operation will be developed by Avantis Hotels, which operates the nearby Hampton by Hilton York in Toft Green. The Piccadilly development will be housed on the former site of local offices and a carpark, and is expected to “complement” the nearby Toft Green site.
York City Council have identified the area, within the Castle Gateway district of York, as a site of redevelopment and “major regeneration” for the city. Sustainability will also be at the forefront of this development, with designs adhering to the latest BREEAM standards.
Ravi Majithia, Avantis Hotels’ development director, said: “The Hampton by Hilton York Piccadilly is an incredibly exciting prospect and is a significant investment for us.
“We are confident it will help breathe new life into a part of York that lacks activity yet has envious views overlooking the River Foss, facing one of York’s most popular attractions.
“Our design team, many of whom are local professionals, have worked closely with the city planners to ensure the hotel’s design is not only sympathetic to its surroundings, but one that brings real benefits to the environment.”
Majithia added: “Incorporating Historic England’s request to preserve key views from Clifford’s Tower to St Deny’s Church was challenging but shows our team’s commitment to maintaining York’s historic fabric.”
“We are excited to bring Hampton by Hilton York Piccadilly to the city. We selected great creative design team highly capable contractor with a proven track record of delivering major hotel developments across the north of England, including Leeds and Manchester.”
The completed hotel is expected to generate over 50 full and part-time jobs. It will house 143 guest bedrooms, as well as eight luxury private residencies that will go on sale late next year.