Hotel Conversion U.K.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coming to Harrogate in the UK

The Majestic Hotel Harrogate - Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coming to Harrogate in the UK

DoubleTree by Hilton

Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with the Cairn Group to open DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate. The hotel, formerly The Majestic Hotel Harrogate, will open at the end of 2019 following a £10 million refurbishment programme. 

Work has already begun on upgrading the stately Victorian hotel and once complete, will include 170 refreshed modern guestrooms, fitness facilities, a spa and pool and state-of-the-art conference and events space for up to 500 delegates.    

Aneil Handa, Director, Cairn Group, said: “We are excited to announce that the highly regarded DoubleTree by Hilton brand is coming to Harrogate. This partnership will enhance our iconic hotel’s current offering and we are very much looking forward to working with Hilton and seeing the finished results.” 

Richard continued: “This conversion follows the successful transition of two of our Cairn Group hotels to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport and DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing and represents an exciting opportunity for Harrogate and the Cairn Group.” 

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, “A Victorian landmark, this hotel is a fantastic addition to our DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio. The hotel has been a paragon of Harrogate hospitality for more than one hundred years and, following its renovation, will become the first choice for hotel accommodation in the upmarket spa town.” 

For meetings and events, there will be six state-of-the-art boardrooms and nine conference and events suites. The hotel will also receive a boost to its restaurant offerings, which will include a champagne bar and restaurant, lounge bar, terrace and private dining room. 

The hotel will continue to be owned and operated by The Cairn Group and will create a number of new jobs at all levels. 

The Cairn Collection is part of the Cairn Hotel Group, a family-owned business headquartered in Newcastle, with 50-years’ experience in the industry. 

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About The Cairn Collection
Founded in 2017, The Cairn Collection is a portfolio of ten hand-picked hotels in iconic locations across the UK. Hotels in the group include The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate; The Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham; The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton; The Angel Hotel, Cardiff; Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling; The Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle; Stoke Place Hotel, Buckinghamshire; St George’s Hotel, London; Cairn Hotel Newcastle and Cairn Hotel Edinburgh. The Cairn Collection is part of Cairn Group, a family-run business, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a diverse hotel, bar and restaurant portfolio and over 50 years’ experience in the industry.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 525 upscale hotels with nearly 125,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit Connect with the DoubleTree by Hilton on, and Learn about the latest brand news at

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