Historic Lancaster hotel set for full revamp

The King's Arms in Lancaster.
The King's Arms in Lancaster.

The Royal King’s Arms Hotel in Lancaster is to undergo a full refurbishment.

Originally built in 1625 and then rebuilt in 1879, the hotel’s owners are vowing to restore the Market Street landmark’s historical character and charm as it undergoes a complete remodelling.

All of the 55 bedrooms will be individually redecorated with new carpets, fittings and furnishings.

The Grade II listed hotel has already completed a sizeable kitchen renovation and a new restaurant and lounge bar is due to open later this year.

Maria Valverde-Nixon, operations manager, said: “I believe the new Royal King’s Arms will be fantastic for the Lancaster community.

“No hotel our size offers dinner to the local people.

“We are creating a new restaurant and bar area where we will offer a stylish dining experience in the centre of Lancaster.

“We have a vision of what we want to be.

“We don’t just want to be a hotel for international and business guests.

“We want to be known locally for our high standards and great food.

“The hotel staff are very excited for the planned hotel refurbishments.

“We have a goal to create the best experience for every single guest who visits us.”