Historic Buxton Crescent is set to open its doors as a luxury hotel today (Thursday 1st October), following a multi-million-pound redevelopment led by Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council over twenty-five years in the making.
The restoration of the Grade I listed building to its former glory as a Georgian spa, begun in 1995, is giving the local economy a much-needed boost, anticipating a creation of 140 permanent jobs across 40 different positions and occupations, in addition, to supply chain contracts and will boost local tourism by putting Buxton back on the map as a leading spa town.
There will also be additional benefits for Derbyshire residents in recognition of the councils’ investment in the regeneration.
The hotel features 81 luxury bedrooms and suites, a bar and modern restaurant offering classical British cuisine using locally sourced produce.
The hotel also features a spa with eight treatment rooms and three swimming pools including a thermal pool, relaxation pool and indoor-outdoor rooftop pool.
The regeneration has been part-funded by a £2 million investment from D2N2s Local Growth Fund allocation alongside contributions from other partners including the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Derbyshire County Council.