A Coventry hotel which defied the Covid odds to open and has won national acclaim is marking its first birthday with an extra cause to celebrate.
The Telegraph Hotel, a 4-star hotel situated in the city centre, opened in May 2021 after its original launch date was postponed several times because of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns and the tier system.
The plight of the hotel was featured in national and international media as opening plans were repeatedly shelved, but the first year has proved a commercial success,
Since then, the hotel, recently named as one of the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best British Hotels, has taken 30,000 room bookings and welcomed 50,000 overnight guests – who have got through over 44,000 toilet rolls.
The Generators outdoor rooftop bar at the Corporation Street-based hotel is proving to be a smash hit, with more than 16,000 cocktail lovers purchasing one of the hotel’s signature cocktails in the last 12 months.
Those figures have seen it record in excess of £2 million in sales, surpassing targets and expectations – and cause for further celebration.
Amy Windsor, General Manager of the Telegraph Hotel, said the commercial success was the ideal birthday gift at the end of the first year.
She said: “It’s been a whirlwind journey for us so far, and I can’t quite believe we’re celebrating our first birthday and to hit that figure is a real bonus.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the great feedback we’ve received from visitors in our first year of inception and are delighted by the support shown by our fellow Coventrians and the rest of the public over the past twelve months.
“To record over £2 million in sales, surpassing targets and expectations along the way, is something we’re proud of and indicates to us that our efforts to provide an elite level of service to all of our guests are bearing fruit.
“Our cool Mid-Century style and 1950s theme has been received well– and we’re looking forward to welcoming Telegraph Hotel newbies, as well as old friends, to sample the atmosphere and immerse themselves in our hospitality.”
The Telegraph Hotel, created by Complex Development Projects from the then-unused former Coventry Telegraph offices as part of a two-year, £20 million investment programme, have 88 individually designed air-conditioned bedrooms available to prospective guests, including loft style penthouse suites on two levels.
The hotel is operated by Bespoke Hotels, the largest independent hotel company in the UK, and features an all-day cocktail bar and restaurant dining experience called Forme & Chase, a rooftop bar with unique views over Belgrade Plaza and versatile function rooms that can cater up to 140 delegates.