Planning permission for the hotel was granted in 2016 despite objections from residents that argued the plans for the hotel were “inappropriate” for an area which floods regularly.
The 97- bedroom riverside hotel includes a gym as well as a deli and opened in December last year.
“Our guests were very understanding and we appreciate the support of local hotel partners who were able to assist since Sunday evening. The property has been designed and built in such a way to cope with flooding.”
They said: “The advance flood strategy was executed as planned and as a result the aparthotel itself was never at risk and instead the waters were contained in the under croft of the building and is pumped back out when the river levels had receded, thus protecting the property and our neighbours.
“The primary reason for the closure during the flood was the limited access rather than the property itself which sits above the risk level. The team continue to monitor the situation and the wellbeing of the guests and staff are the natural concern.”
The spokesperson added that there has been “no damage” to the building or the surroundings and the hotel is looking to reopen tomorrow (14 February 2020).
They added: “We are proud that our flood wall protection system, which we designed and invested over £250,000, has done its’ job to serve the local residents in Lower Ebor Street. The team has done a great job and we are very grateful for the support and understanding of the York community.”