World travelers can explore the country’s most unique attractions from these hotels
Throughout England, significant new hotel openings, situated by some of the country’s most iconic attractions, are set to make the destination even more appealing for world travelers looking to enjoy luxurious accommodation while exploring England’s unique history, heritage, culture and countryside.
Following the £20 million conversion of the city’s old North Eastern Railways Headquarters, Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, which opened in May 2010, is York’s first five-star hotel that retains the original features and beauty of the building. www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk
Having re-opened this month, The Arden Hotel is Stratford-upon-Avon’s first boutique style hotel. Located opposite the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres and overlooking the River Avon, it is an ideal choice for travelers visiting the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company as well as key attractions in Shakespeare’s Country including the birthplace of the world’s most famous bard. www.theardenhotelstratford.com
Located on London’s South Bank, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, which opened in March of this year, is London’s largest hotel opening in a generation. www.parkplaza.com/hotels/gbwestmi
Timeless, elegant, sophisticated and luxurious, suitably describe the newly renovated five-star Georgian Coworth Park, part of the prestigious Dorchester collection, opening in Ascot in late summer 2010, which is conveniently located just a 20 minute taxi ride from Heathrow Airport. www.coworthpark.com
Recently opened in May 2010, the modern ABode Chester offers extraordinary views of Chester and the Welsh hills. www.abodehotels.co.uk/chester/about
Slated to open in October 2010, the brand-new £20 million Casa Hotel, in the East Midlands, will be Chesterfield’s first 4-star hotel, located at the gateway to the Peak District National Park, England’s first National Park. www.casahotels.co.uk
Bath’s newest townhouse-style hotel, The Halcyon, which opened in February 2010, offers visitors contemporary amenities in a traditional setting convenient for exploring the historic Georgian city that is a UNESCO world heritage site. www.thehalcyon.com
Set on a beautifully restored 18th century estate on the banks of the River Tees in North East England, Rockliffe Hall, which opened in early 2010, boasts a luxury hotel, a world-class golf course and a state-of-the-art spa. www.rockliffehall.com
Heacham Manor, originally built in 1580 during the reign of Elizabeth I, is a family managed, four-star luxury hotel that re-opened in late 2009 that retains its country charm while affording guests the splendor expected in the finest hotels. www.heacham-manor.co.uk
For more information about visiting England, please visit www.VisitEngland.com.
San Francisco residents can travel to several locations throughout England and find deals online by visiting www.kayak.com. San Francisco residents can fly from SFO International Airport.
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