The Grand, York: Yorkshire's Luxury 5-Star Edwardian Hotel

The Grand, York is housed in one of the historic city’s most iconic buildings, offering guests a unique approach to inclusive luxury. A destination for memorable experiences and unforgettable service, The Grand delivers the finest of Yorkshire hospitality, from locally sourced food and beverage to bespoke experiential packages. 

The historic building was originally constructed in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for one of the most powerful railway companies in Edwardian England. Open as a hotel since 2010, the building underwent an extensive refurbishment and expansion in 2018, with original elements of the building paying homage to its former status as an icon of the golden age of rail travel. The independent hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is recognised by Virtuoso as one of the finest places to stay in York.

The award-winning hotel features 207 rooms alongside an intimate and relaxing Spa, state-of-the-art Cookery School, world-class event facilities and exclusive food and beverage outlets. These include the recently launched fine-dining restaurant, Legacy, The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner and The 1906 cocktail bar. With multi-functional rooms, The Grand is also one of the top wedding venues in York for both intimate and grand affairs.

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The Heritage, Grand Heritage, and Penthouse Suites offer a luxurious experience, perfectly pairing modern decor and technology with old world charm and elegance. 


Spacious yet stylish, the Classic and Executive rooms are perfect for leisure and business guests. The Grand occupies two main wings. In the original building, the imposing Edwardian design means every guest room is supremely generous in size, with tall ceilings, large windows and beautiful architectural quirks such as porthole windows.

The hotel also has The Studio Apartment which launched at the end of last year to offer a true luxury home-away-from-home, whilst providing the service, amenities, and security of a five-star hotel. The spacious open-plan studio apartment is modern in design and perfect for extended staycations, with access to full concierge service and complimentary gym membership and the spa – a quiet space where guests can indulge in some downtime, complete with a pool, steam room sauna and Jacuzzi.


Legacy offers a modern British and Yorkshire inspired menu alongside an exceptional wine list, served in an iconic setting. The restaurant boasts innovative cuisine and interiors with locality, sustainability and great northern hospitality at its core.

Head Chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has created a menu which is dedicated to local provenance and showcases classic Yorkshire produce with a modern twist. Sommelier, Derek Scaife, has carefully chosen wine pairing options to perfectly complement each dish on the tasting menu, allowing guests to experience the maximum impact of both the food and the wine.

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AA Rosette awarded The Rise Restaurant Terrace & Bar offers modern British cuisine, with locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes. The open kitchen and spacious setting at The Rise, York creates an immersive and social dining experience for guests, perfect for afternoon tea, lunch time snacks or an evening of luxury.

Sink into the comfortable loungers in the intimate 1906 Bar and allow the expert bartenders to guide you through a very extensive menu. From classic and signature cocktail serves, including Champagne and Martini cocktails, to our considerable collection of premium spirits and whiskeys, they’re options to suit all tastebuds.


Set in the hotel’s atmospheric former vaults, The Spa at The Grand is a secluded and tranquil escape in the centre of York.

The Grand, York: Yorkshire's Luxury 5-Star Edwardian Hotel

The skilled therapists offer an abundance of indulgent treatments to work away every knot, tension, and flaw. Treatments include soothing body wraps and holistic massages and a selection of beauty therapies including manicures and pedicures.

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The Grand, York: Yorkshire's Luxury 5-Star Edwardian Hotel

The state-of-the-art cookery school offers a variety of courses designed for everyone from novices to aspiring chefs. Not only are the cookery school classes ideal for learning a little extra about fine cuisine, but it serves as a dynamic setting for events and conferences as well as providing a unique and fun experience for individuals.


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