Search
The Caterer

Doncaster hotel undergoes £5m revamp to attract thoroughbred audience

23 August 2012 by
Doncaster hotel undergoes £5m revamp to attract thoroughbred audience

A Doncaster hotel has undergone a £5m face-lift to elevate its star status and take advantage of trade from the nearby racecourse.

The 89-bedroom art deco-styled Earl of Doncaster has been completely renovated and extended, leading to its promotion to four-star status.

Its reopening is in time to take advantage of the Doncaster bloodstock sales, which take place on 29 and 30 August.

"We're situated so near to the Doncaster bloodstock sales that, over the years, we've often had guests stay with us who are attending the Premier Sales event," explained hotel manager Fraser Wolstencroft.

"So with our new four-star status and Silver Award for service, we're looking forward to welcoming them back, as well as opening our doors to new residents, so that they can enjoy some art deco decadence and luxury after the sales have shut for the day."

The hotel has taken on all the interior design itself, while all rooms and public areas in the hotel now have free Wi-Fi.

Wolstencroft added: "We felt it important that not only do we offer free Wi-Fi for guests on business, but also business facilities such as meeting and conference rooms. We have a range of rooms for small meetings, and can cater for large conferences, too. There's also the Café Concerto Bar and Restaurant for more informal get-togethers."

How to halve the cost of a building renovation >>

Refurbish or perish - pub renovations can make all the difference >>

Refurbishment - Beat the building barriers >>

By James Stagg

E-mail your comments to James Stagg here.

Tabletalk
Tabletalk
If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/tabletalk

Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Blogs on Catererandhotelkeeper.com ](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/email-newsletters.htm)[ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
TagsHotels
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.