Deal finalised with Radisson Hotel Group to manage historic renovated property

Kirklees Council has finalised its agreement with Radisson Hotel Group to bring its Radisson RED brand to Huddersfield as the operators of the George Hotel.

Radisson RED Huddersfield is set to open in winter 2024/25 following an extensive restoration and refurbishment of the historic property, which was originally built in 1851.

Work is underway to restore and enhance the building’s grandeur, while incorporating the design of the Radisson RED brand.

Councillor Graham Turner, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I am genuinely excited and proud that we have taken a dilapidated and redundant building and are about to turn it into something that our residents will be proud of.

“The George Hotel was once the jewel in Huddersfield’s crown, and I am determined to see it restored to its rightful position in the town.

“We have ambitious plans for Huddersfield town centre, plans that will attract visitors from near and far. Having a hotel, of the quality that the Radisson RED brand brings, close to travel connections will only add to the appeal of a revitalised, vibrant destination.

“Radisson RED is a multinational brand with hotels all over the world. Their commitment to invest in Huddersfield demonstrates that we are on the right path with our regeneration plans.”

Adela Cristea, vice president, business development UK & Ireland at Radisson Hotel Group, added: “We’re proud to expand our Radisson RED presence in the UK and we’re pleased to partner with Kirklees Council on this impressive project.

“It’s very exciting to be breathing new life into one of Huddersfield’s most iconic buildings by introducing the bold and vibrant brand to the town.”

Radisson RED Huddersfield will have 91 bedrooms. There will also be meeting and events spaces, suitable for business gatherings, conferences, and celebrations.

A restaurant and bar will be located on the ground floor, together with a lobby lounge.

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