Royal York Hotel

Royal York Hotel

About this project

As a Grade II listed building, this hotel commands a level of distiction. The site is of historical importance and future excavation of the site is thought to present the opportunity to greatly improve knowledge of Roman and pre-Roman York.


The location of the site in relation to the York Conservation Area and the listed status of the hotel resulted in lengthy pre-planning application negotiations with the City of York Planning and Archaeology departments, through which various design options have been explored and analysed.

Our client approached DWA to design an extension which would form the focus of a larger review of the hotel accommodation. In addition to steady changes, the client sought to create a higher standard of accomodation directly related to the function of the conference centre, whilst integrating the re-design of the conference centre entrance. A 41 bed accommodation block is proposed, which provides a new entrance to the conference centre whilst linking through to the existing bedroom wing.


Date:  November 6, 2007
Skills:  Hospitality & Leisure
Client:  Royal York Hotel