Lancaster hotel invests in expansion

The Grade II-listed Royal Hotel and Bar in Lancaster has added five new luxury bedrooms after investing £80,000.

The conversion of the derelict stable block, in the courtyard of the city centre hotel, takes the total number of rooms to 14. 

The Robinson family who bought and renovated the property in 2016. The hotel also includes the Fusions Kitchen restaurant, which features food by resident chef Gary Ellwood.

Kim Robinson, director, said: “We took over the business, which had been declining for a number of years, scoring a very low rating on Trip Advisor. However, we saw the potential and completed an extensive renovation project to turn the business around.

“We’re delighted with the latest addition and the feedback from our customers has been fantastic. The hotel’s rating on Trip Advisor is now in the top three, with sales increasing year on year.

“Ultimately, we’re building a business to pass onto future generations of the Robinson family and we’re looking forward to welcoming both locals and tourists for many years to come.”

The Robinsons have been advised on the project by MHA Moore and Smalley, which provided advice on the acquisition of the property, accounting and financial planning.

Adam Parton, partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Kim and her family have worked tirelessly to transform the business into a successful venture since taking over. This expansion shows ambition and vision to create an even stronger business for the future.”

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