The first phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment has begun at Blackwell Grange Hotel - one of the prized hotels in Darlington.
The hotel’s five-year remodelling and refurbishment plan is now under way, with a substantial amount of the work to be carried out in the first quarter of 2018. This initial phase will focus on the public areas of Blackwell Grange Hotel, including the main reception and lounge, three function suites and three bars; bringing new life to these historic areas in a more contemporary country house style.
A key element of these initial works is to enhance the sense of arrival to the hotel, which will include opening up the main driveway views and improved parking facilities. The landscaping will be upgraded with larger patio areas, taking greater advantage of the aspect and surroundings of Blackwell Grange.
Dawn Raine, who has been general manager at Blackwell since 2005, explained that “the investment will greatly enhance the Grade II listed building for the long term. At Blackwell Grange we believe that the hospitality business is first and foremost about people; that each stay should be treated as a unique experience for the guests. We can’t wait to give our beautiful hotel the restoration it deserves, and give Darlington a building of which it can be proud.”
Blackwell Grange has a long and fascinating history having been
built as a private home by the Allan Family. From the moment you turn into the long and sweeping driveway and c...