The former headquarters of the Coventry Telegraph will open its doors as a new hotel on November 18.
After two years of construction and £15 million of investment, Coventry city centre’s new Telegraph Hotel celebrates the cool Mid-Century style of the building.
Created by Complex Development Projects, the 88 bedroom hotel also features a large bar, conservatory restaurant, conference suite and roof top bar, and loft style penthouse suites on two levels.
Two panelled Board rooms are available for private dining and meetings and there’s a library of post war design and newspaper heritage.
The hotel’s most luxurious room is the Lord Iliffe Suite – named after the family who started and until recently owned the newspaper – which includes its own hot tub and terrace.
The building’s Mid-Century features and artefacts have been retained and signature period furniture and art pieces have been acquired to feature in the public areas.
There is also the spectacular Winter Garden – which is made up of 11 bedrooms overlooking a private, glazed indoor terrace only accessible from these rooms.
The hotel will be operated by Bespoke Hotels, the largest independent hotel company in the UK, which also operates the Billesley Manor Hotel at Stratford Upon Avon and the Cotswold House Hotel and Spa in Chipping Campden, among many others. Amy Windsor, General Manager of the Telegraph Hotel, said: “The Telegraph Hotel has been five years in the planning and it is great to see it coming together ready for opening.
“We have worked closely with the developers and interior designers to produce a hotel that is genuinely different and will stand out from the crowd. In newspaper terms, this is a real exclusive!
“Coventry is world renowned for its Mid-Century architecture and design and the Telegraph Hotel celebrates that throughout as well as nodding to its history as a newspaper office. There is simply nothing like it in the Midlands.
“We believe it will become an attraction in itself and will draw people to the city purely for the experience, as well as giving visitors an offer and level of service that is one of the best in the region.
“Coventry is a very vibrant city with many exciting developments and events including the upcoming City of Culture year in 2021, which will attract millions of people to the city.”