A Grade-II listed crescent in York is to be converted into an 88-bedroom luxury hotel after being bought by Ambiance Hotels.
Until recently the principal offices of the City of York Council, the building is located in St Leonard's Place, close to York Minster. It is to undergo an extensive refurbishment after planning permission for its conversion was granted to former owner, Rushbond, a development company.
The work is to be carried out in partnership with Harcourt Capital and Hotel Land & Development.
Stewart Lewis, director of Ambiance Hotels, said: "This was a unique opportunity to acquire a stunning building at the heart of the city's major attractions. York has a proven pedigree as a visitor destination and we are excited about developing an iconic hotel that creates a new chapter in the special history of St. Leonard's Place".
Based in Rugby, Ambiance Hotels provides financial and management consultancy to the hotel and conference sector.