£18m city centre hotel reveals opening date

Coventry city centre’s Telegraph Hotel will open its doors for the first time to the public on May 17 – and has already attracted a surge of bookings.

The former Coventry Telegraph headquarters in Corporation Street has been transformed into a luxury hotel thanks to a two-year, £18m investment programme.

The venue’s outdoor rooftop bar – Generators – will open from April 14 serving up a tapas style menu with a selection of its headline cocktails.

Within hours of deciding to open the Generators bar, more than 800 people had booked, adhering to the ‘rule of six’. The bar which is covered and heated will open from Wednesday through to Sunday every week.

Amy Windsor, general manager of the Telegraph Hotel, said: “We are thrilled that we finally have some dates that we can work towards and know that we will soon be fully operational and welcoming guests.

“So many people have been really disappointed that we haven’t been able to open – Coventry is yearning for a touch of glamour and it will be great to see people going out to enjoy themselves.

“The fact that we can open the rooftop bar in April means that people will get a small sample of what we can offer, before being able to give the full experience in May. Lockdown has really heightened anticipation and our guests won’t be disappointed.

“We are offering a table service at Generators which is fully outdoor, with a maximum of six people operated within Government guidelines in a safe environment. Tables have to be booked in advance.”

The Telegraph Hotel, created by Complex Development Projects, features 88 bedrooms including loft style penthouse suites on two levels.

The hotel will be operated by Bespoke Hotels.