Landmark hotel reopens for business

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A prominent Sheffield hotel has re-opened its doors.

Formerly the Sheffield Hilton, The Quays Hotel, operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts, is a Best Western plus hotel, at Victoria Quays in the Canal Basin area.

Legacy, an independent UK hotel management companies, has taken a few months to re-open the four-star hotel and leisure club after its sudden closure late last year.

Following the completion of recruitment plans, the hotel is welcoming back 35% previous staff out of a total of 60 full time employees.

The property, which originally opened under the ownership and branding of Stakis Hotels, features 128 bedrooms, a spa with a gym and swimming pool, meeting spaces and is home to the Quays Restaurant.

Situated on Furnival Road, at Victoria Quays, close to the historic railway arches, the building is a well-known feature on the city skyline.

New operators, Legacy Hotels & Resorts, is a privately owned, hotel management company with a substantial portfolio of trading hotels and an active development pipeline of branded and independent guestrooms throughout the UK, Spain and Scandinavia representing around 3,300 guestrooms.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts chief executive, Andy Townsend, said: “The Quays joins the Best Western group of hotels across the UK where it becomes a Best Western Plus hotel.

“It has been a very busy and exciting time as we bring back The Quays as one of the premier hotels in the Sheffield City Region to stay and to enjoy top class leisure and well-being facilities, corporate entertaining  and a strong programme of events.

“Over the years the hotel has been popular with guests, diners and leisure facility users alike. It has tremendous potential where we will also seek to build on its popularity as an event location.”