Leicester's Newest Hotel, Restaurant And Wedding Venue Officially Opens And It Looks Incredible!


 Leicester's newest luxury Hotel,  Wedding Venue and Restaurant has  opened its doors to a select list of VIP  guests. City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby  joined a handful of guests for a grand  tour of Winstanley House, the latest  addition to the city's hospitality scene.  Around £2.5 million has been pumped into converting Braunstone Hall - a derelict Georgian stately home in the middle of Braunstone Park - into a 19-room boutique hotel with two new ballrooms. Bookings are already coming in for the designer bedrooms - with the first guests due to arrive next week - while the ballrooms will host their first wedding show this weekend. The restaurant - called the Black Iron steakhouse, and serving charcoal fired cuts of meat - opens on Monday. The former city council building has been brought back to life by the family behind Leicester's The City Rooms, and is being led by manager director Kiran Parmar..

Mr Parmar said the grand ballroom holds up to 450 guests and the smaller ballroom has space for 150 guests. As well as hosting weddings, it will also host business events.. He said: "We've only got one Saturday free for the events side of things next summer so it's really taking off. "We've also had a lot of corporate interest. "We've got 50 staff in the team at the moment but will likely be over 100 when fully operational. The banqueting team will come in as and when, and that could eventually mean up to 150 people working on site. "Restaurant bookings are also coming in - so the fact that people are already booking without seeing the finished product is testament to how things are looking. "We're really happy with the fit-out and all the facilities - I never had any doubts. "It's been a huge project, but they always are.. "Black Iron adds a fantastic extra layer to our offering at Winstanley House.

"The locally sourced produce is of the highest quality and it will be served in a truly beautiful setting.. "Alongside the opening of Winstanley House as an event venue and hotel we want Black Iron to be celebrated as a destination in its own right. "The team here have personally visited the farms, vineyards and breweries whose end products make up our menus. "We really want to showcase the very best of Leicestershire and we can't wait to start welcoming people in." Muthar Al-Salloum, who runs Hinckley-based MAS Architecture, co-ordinated the building's redesign and said he was delighted with the finished product. He was inspired by the lines and floor-to-ceiling glass of the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - while staying true to the grace and grandeur of Braunstone Hall's original features.

He said: "It's been very exciting. The way the glass sits right against the brick, for instance, was very important in bringing the old and the new together. "And the skills of the tradespeople and the carpenters has been immense." Guests at the official opening included John Griffin, a partner at the Leicester office of Newby Castleman, the accountant for the team. He said: "This is brilliant for Leicester and has only come about thanks to the vision of Sir Peter and Kiran's dad Naresh Parmar. "I'm looking forward to bringing my clients here." The accommodation includes a bridal suites, five executive rooms which will cost around £175 a night b&b and 13 deluxe rooms which will be around £155 a night b&b.. - Written by Leicester Mercury, Published on 11/10/2017



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The History of Braunstone Park..

The first records of Braunstone are found in the Doomsday Book of 1086..

- WINSTANLEY HOUSE -

Winstanley House is a Grade II listed Wedding Venue and Banqueting Hall..

The History of Braunstone Hall..

Braunstone Hall was built in 1776 for the Winstanley family, lords of the manor..