This classic Regency townhouse, formerly known as Bootham Grange, was built and occupied in 1829 by two members of a wealthy ecclesiastical family, the Richardsons. Two of the brothers were incumbents at local churches and one, in fact was a well known evangelical Minister at St. Michael le Belfrey which stands in the shadow of York Minster.
The joint occupancy of the property continued until 1924 when it was converted into flats for family members of the owner at the time. During the 2nd World War, these flats were occupied by UK women service personnel and the brick vaulted cellar, now The Brasserie, was an air raid shelter.
The building remained in multiple occupancy before being purchased in 1989 by Jeremy and Vivien Cassel who converted it into a luxury hotel. Celebrated Swiss designer, Christophe Gollut, who previously designed the dining room at the House of Lords, helped restore the building to its former glory and imbue a certain boutique sophistication.
The Grange Hotel was opened in March 1990 and is owned by Mr Jeremy Cassel, along with many small investors. It remains one of only a few independently-owned 4 star hotels in York City Centre. It is also the perfect venue for weddings, functions, meetings and dining in York.
Famous and rare racing memorabilia adorns the walls of The Grange. On the main staircase you will find many commemorative scarves. These were given to the winners of races, some of which date back to 1886.
Room for Improvement
2015 is an exciting year with more changes as the hotel celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year. The renovation of our brick vaulted cellar restaurant commences in October and we are set to double in size with a fresh new look but retaining all the character of the 2nd world war bunker it previously was. Stage 2 will begin in the New Year where the ground floor welcomes the addition of 5 new premier bedrooms with modern and contemporary decor and the installation of 2 lifts with access to all floors.
York with its eclectic mix of shops and cobbled streets is no doubt one of the best shopping destinations in the North. After you've shopped, relax in front of our open roaring fires and let us put a cheer in your gloomy winter.
Our Winter Cheer includes:
* Two nights' accommodation in one of our uniquely decorated bedrooms
* 'deliciouslyorkshire' breakfast each morning
* Three course TDH Dinner on the first evening in our 2 Rosette restaurant The Ivy Brasserie
Prices from £199
Friday Night Live- February 12th
Don't miss our next Friday Night Live event with Nikki Humberstone from 7pm. A perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: This is a free music event so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744.
Nikki Humberstone is a soulful vocalist who has performed on the local music scene for a number of years. You will enjoy popular songs by artists including Adele, Emeli Sande, U2 and Stevie Wonder. From Motown Soul to contemporary chart hits Nikki’s performance will appeal to a variety of musical tastes.
Future Dates: April 1st, April 15th (Live Jazz Night)
Say "I Do" at The Grange for just £59.00 per personWe appreciate that love knows no bounds, but money sometimes does! So why not take advantage of our special wedding offer and say "I do" at The Grange for just £59.00 per person.
Available for new bookings Until March 2016 subject to availability.
For further information click here or contact our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01904 644744, email email@example.com
Celebrate your special occasion with us.......
Do you have an occasion to celebrate? Perhaps it’s a Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Baby Shower or perhaps you just want to get together with family and friends! No special occasion needed, just give us a call and we’ll help organise the rest.view details
There’s the Library & Drawing Room on the first floor with Juliet balcony windows, elegant drapes, antique mirrors, marble fireplace and period piece antiques. On the ground floor there’s The Green Room a light and airy suite with windows on two sides and an elegant fireplace.
Our Celebration Package is designed for up to 24 people and includes everything you need to make your evening run smoothly.
From Bucks Fizz on arrival through to coffee and petit fours - we’ve got it all covered!