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Showground hotel plans revealed

Showground hotel plans revealed

Published at 6:15pm 6th October 2015.

Plans have been drawn up for a new hotel at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is working with national hoteliers Roomzzz Aparthotel to build a 103-bedroom complex.

It will offer spacious and fully equipped apartments with the same offering as a modern hotel, including a 24-hour concierge.

Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, said: "Our vision is to have an Aparthotel which will be on a room-only basis, i.e. there will be no public sales of food or drink. We see this as being complementary to the existing hotel and guest house accommodation offered in Harrogate.

"Each year, the showground hosts around 700 events and, for many, on-site accommodation would be a great advantage. Thus this project would benefit the local economy, Harrogate's reputation as a premier holiday and business destination, and enable us to increase our charitable activities.

"We are interested to know our neighbours' views and will be organising public consultations to listen to their opinions."

Mark Walton, head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK, added: "The Aparthotel model is not the same as a hotel. Roomzzz guests are typically professionals and international guests looking for a longer term stay than a hotel can reasonably offer.

"We are confident that the appeal and the tried and tested model of Roomzzz Aparthotel will be of huge benefit to both tourism and the economy of Harrogate."


The proposed Roomzzz Aparthotel in Harrogate