Major makeover for historic hotel

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A historic hotel reputed to have been the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, has been sold. The Guy Fawkes Hotel in York, is to be transformed after changing...

A historic hotel reputed to have been the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, has been sold. The Guy Fawkes Hotel in York, is to be transformed after changing hands for an undisclosed figure "considerably in excess" of the £700,000 asking price through Christie & Co's Leeds office. The Grade-II Listed property, which faces York Minster, had been owned by John and Lesley Holt since 1992, but latterly operated under management. They are retiring and the business has been sold to Deidre Kaye, owner of the Best Western Waterton Park Hotel at Walton Hall, Walton, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The hotel has been closed with immediate effect to be transformed inside and out ­ a process expected to take four to five months. Christie & Co says it is to be developed into an extremely high quality "townhouse" hotel and restaurant of a quality hitherto unseen in York. Leigh Parsons, associate director of Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said: "With such a fantastic location it is no surprise that the Guy Fawkes Hotel had a considerable amount of interest with no less than 32 viewings resulting in a sale price well in excess of the asking price.

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