The Grand, York

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Private Dining Exclusive Offer

06/14/2024 – 08/30/2024

Enhanced Commission Offer

06/14/2024 – 08/30/2024

Teambuilding at The Grand, York

08/31/2023 – 07/31/2024


AA Hotel Services


2024 Visit England Awards for Excellence – ‘Large Hotel of The Year’ (Gold) Visit York Tourism Awards – ‘Large Hotel of The Year’ Visit York Tourism Awards - Legacy at The Grand, York – ‘Taste of England’ Top 30 Best Places To Work In Hospitality - The Caterer Best ‘Family Friendly Accommodation’ in the Little Vikings York awards - ‘Best Places To Stay’ category 2023 Legacy at The Grand, York – awarded three AA Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards Concierge of The Year at The Catey’s – Jordi Vaca – Head Concierge Sunday Times – Best Places to Work Housekeeping Supervisor of The Year at the HHH Awards – Fiona McCartney – Assistant Head Housekeeper Be Inclusive Hospitality ‘Spotlight Awards 2023’ Chef of The Year - Ahmed Abdalla – Head Chef, Legacy at The Grand, York Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards – ‘Large Hotel of The Year’ Historic Hotels Worldwide – recognised in the Top 25 Afternoon Tea experience list Visit York Tourism Awards – ‘Experience of The Year’ – The Cookery School at The Grand, York 2022 Condé Nast Johansens’ – Best Afternoon Tea in the UK The Cateys – Hotel of The Year (Group) Visit York Tourism Awards - ‘Large Hotel of The Year’ Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award - placed in the top 10% worldwide based on Tripadvisor reviews 2020 Visit York Awards – ‘Business Events Venue of The Year’ (Gold) Visit York Awards – ‘Experience of The Year’ – Grand Cookery School Visit York Awards – International Tourism Award (Gold) Visit York Awards – ‘Large Hotel of The Year’ (Gold) Visit York’s first ever #LoveYork award – Home Away From Home - the place people are most looking forward to visiting after lockdown (Gold) Recognised as an IPrefer Members Choice Award Winner which represents more than 750 counties worldwide Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards – ‘Business Event Venue of The Year’ (Gold) Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards – ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ (Bronze) Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award – placed in the top 10% worldwide based on Tripadvisor reviews

Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (urban)


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Space (private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Rail: The Grand, York is less than a 5minute walk from York Railway Station. Travel by rail in under two hours from central London; Edinburgh is just two and a half hours away; and there are regular direct services from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester & Newcastle. Air: York is easily accessible via Manchester Airport (83 miles / 133 km) and Leeds Bradford International Airport (30 miles / 48 km). Valet Car Parking is available at £35 per car overnight. We are offering car parking spaces available on a first come first served basis (up to 30 available). Alternatively, there is a National Car Park on Tanner Row, just a minute walk from the hotel charged at £21 per 24 hours when using a discount ticket which can be collected from our Concierge team.


  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking

Distance from airport

  • 30.4 mi. from venue

The Grand, York Meeting Space

Meeting rooms6
Largest room1,550 sq. ft.
Second largest room678 sq. ft.
Space (Private)Available

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms207

Local Attractions


0 minutes away
Legacy offers a modern British and Yorkshire inspired menu alongside an exceptional wine list, served in an iconic setting. The restaurant boasts innovative cuisine and interiors with locality, sustainability and great northern hospitality at its core. Head Chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has created a menu which is dedicated to local provenance and showcases classic Yorkshire produce with a modern twist. Sommelier, Derek Scaife, has carefully chosen wine pairing options to perfectly complement each dish on the tasting menu, allowing guests to experience the maximum impact of both the food and the wine. Perfect for celebrations and marking special occasions or enjoying a new culinary experience, Legacy is a fine dining restaurant to add to your tick list!
Station Rise
York, GB YO1 6GD

Theatres & Festivals

10 minutes away
York is home to a collection of renowned theatre venues including The Grand Opera House, York Barbican and York Theatre Royal, as well as a programme of festivals and events throughout the year.

Afternoon Tea at The Rise

1 minute away
Awarded ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ by 2022 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, there’s nowhere quite like The Grand when it comes to dining in York. Presented on a silver stand, our elaborate tower of savoury and sweet treats is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Take in stunning views of the city walls from The Rise as you indulge in the best contemporary take on Afternoon Tea in York, with optional Prosecco, Champagne and Gin & Tonic upgrades, perfect for special occasions. We provide you with the perfect excuse to indulge your taste buds with an impressive selection of all-time favourites. Our afternoon tea can also be enjoyed by the meetings and conferences we host at The Grand.
The Grand
York, GB YO1 6GD

Castle Howard

Historical landmark
20 minutes away
Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. It is one of the grandest private residences in Britain.

National Railway Museum

5 minutes away
The largest railway museum in the world pays hornage to the city's railway links and displays over a million objects showcasing the history of the railway, as well as a collection of impressive locomotives. The Grand Hotel itself was formerly the North Eastern Railway HQ.

City Cruises

1 minute away
York stands at the point where the River Ouse and River Foss meet, making the waterways a significant part of the city. Explore them on board one of the York City Cruises, or enjoy a drink and take in the views at one of the many riverside bars and restaurants.


Historical landmark
York is centrally located between London and Scotland, and is just 90 minutes from Manchester, and 1 hour 50 minutes from Central London. There's fantastic railway links and motorway networks and easy access to international airports. The city if a perfect getaway for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and even the Lake District.

Attractions & Museums

Historical landmark
5 minutes away
York has more to see and do per square mile than any other UK city, and there's something for everyone, from The York Dungeons, a 2,000 year journey of York's horrible history, to the Jorvik Viking Centre, stunning Castle Howard and York Castle Museum.


Built in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’, originally the headquarters for one of the most powerful railway companies in England, it was built during the Golden Age of travel. The Grand is an iconic building, which reflects the elegance and glamour of the period, the success and wealth of the company that commissioned it. As far as York conference venues go, The Grand provides the perfect backdrop for your meetings and events. We have a total of 6 event spaces complete with WiFi, which can be expanded to 7 when utilising the beautiful the Cookery School meeting space. The Cookery School at The Grand opened in March 2019 and is entirely self-contained, creating the perfect setting for corporate groups and private parties. Experience express, half-day, and full-day courses focussing on a selection of international cuisines and speciality classes along with teambuilding experiences set to add a dynamic and immersive element to conference and events for our business clientele. Led by Cookery School Director, Marc Williams, the state-of-the-art kitchen includes 16 workstations, each of which can comfortably accommodate two cooks working side-by-side, offering a superb team-building opportunity. The Cookery School also has a large, modern meeting space for delegates to further enjoy the culinary atmosphere. The Cookery School experience offers a wholly interactive addition to an event, giving attendees the opportunity to relax and engage with one other. Intimate, fine dining can be offered in the Legacy Restaurant which offers a modern British and Yorkshire inspired menu alongside an exceptional wine list, served in an iconic setting. The restaurant boasts innovative cuisine and interiors with locality, sustainability, and great northern hospitality at its core. Perfect for teambuilding Take some time away from working and bring the team together. Whether it’s learning new skills in the kitchen, a spot of stargazing or even some competitive axe throwing, The Grand, York is the perfect location for your next team building event. With its versatile event spaces and city centre location it is ideal for visitors from across the country. The Grand’s impressive history coupled with its luxurious reputation makes it an ideal location for meeting rooms in York. The perfect venue for special occasions or your next conference or event. Allow our team to create you a bespoke package which can include anything from cookery classes to afternoon tea, dinner at The Rise and even spa treatments. View our 3D tour: Instagram; @thegrandyork


High season
Sep 1 – Oct 31
May 1 – Jul 31
Shoulder season
Nov 1 – Dec 31
Mar 1 – Apr 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 29
Aug 1 – Aug 31

Cancellation Policy

Available on request

Additional Information

In 2010, this imposing building was reborn as one of Yorkshire’s finest hotels and meeting spaces. Splendidly retaining many of its original features, The Grand exudes luxury and grandeur and has a reputation for exceptional service in the style and tradition you would expect from a five-star hotel, combined the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes. The Grand, York is surrounded by the longest and best-preserved medieval walls in England. York is steeped in a rich history dating back to the Romans and the Vikings. The architecture and visitor attractions are testament to this, with a roll call of cultural treasures, museums and art.