With planning permission now granted, the Rutland Arms Hotel on Newmarket High Street will be enhancing the main building and adding more luxury bedroom suites, meeting and conference rooms.
The family-run business, which also owns Newmarket’s prestigious 4-red star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, acquired the historic Rutland Arms Hotel in March 2018 and has since been working on extensive plans to restore, renovate and refurbish the 17th-century building.
The newly approved plans include an impressive enhancement of the main building, and renovation of the adjacent annexe building which will house additional luxury bedrooms, meeting rooms and conference rooms for guests.
The refurbishment will include the instalment of a new restaurant and state-of-the-art kitchen in the main building, as well as a redesigned interior which will enhance the existing characteristics of the hotel, such as decorative ceilings, intricate fireplaces and stained-glass windows.
Noel Byrne, Chief Executive at the Rutland Arms Hotel and Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, comments: “We are ecstatic to have received planning permission to proceed with the redevelopment of Rutland Arms Hotel. Standing prominently at the top of Newmarket high street, the hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the town, and we are very excited to proceed with its transformation. Our plans will harness the rich history of the property, restoring it to its former glory.”
Established in 1981, Review Hotels Ltd is a family-run business owned by the Kean family.
Mike Kean, Director, Review Hotels Ltd, says: “Rutland Arms Hotel is an incredibly exciting project, and we are thrilled to have reached this major milestone with planning permission. All plans have been designed to ensure that the hotel is brought back to life while being sympathetic to its original heritage. It is a significant investment for us, and we are committed to creating a hotel that will be a place for both the local community and visitors to enjoy for the long-term.”
Now that the proposed plans are approved, Review Hotels Ltd will proceed to the design stage of the redevelopment. It is expected that the renovation and improvement project will be completed by the end of 2021.
About the Rutland Arms Hotel
The Rutland Arms Hotel is located at the top of Newmarket High Street and is known for its historic charm and character. It currently has 46 bedrooms, a restaurant and dedicated cheese and wine bar, courtyard terrace, and conference and event facilities for up to 60 delegates the Hotel offers modern facilities staged by period features. Guests benefit from easy access to the famous racecourse and road links to Cambridge, Ely and Bury St Edmunds.
For more information, visit the hotel website here.