H&E North has teamed up with The Hotel & Spa in the historic city of York to give one lucky reader and their guest the chance to stay at this luxury hotel in the heart of the city.


Experience luxury, opulence and style in York’s only five-star hotel, The Grand Hotel & Spa. Housed in the iconic former headquarters of the North-Eastern Railway Company, history and heritage combine with everything a modern traveller could wish for in this iconic Edwardian building.


The building was originally constructed in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for what was then one of the most powerful public companies in the country. With stylish meeting and events spaces for up to 120 people’ this historic building also provides an impressive back drop for weddings and other special occasions.


This stunning hotel opened in May 2010 and offers the very best in traditional English style and service, topped off with a friendly Yorkshire welcome. Seven years on, the hotel is entering the final stage of a significant £15 million two-year redevelopment that will see it double its number of guest rooms and open a brand new restaurant.


Delegates are in for a treat here too. Stay in one of the hotel’s executive rooms brimming with luxury and comfort, and spend the night relaxing in one of the extremely spacious rooms each with its own character. Room highlights include a powerful walk-in shower, marble topped bathtub and luxury bathrobes and slippers.


Venture down to the new restaurant to treat your taste buds to our delicious new menu. Craig Atchinson, the award-winning Head Chef at the hotel reveals that the new restaurant’s menu is “a modern British take on the popular tapas style cuisine where guests can enjoy a variety of tastes and flavours and is perfect for sharing”.


Afterwards, spend an afternoon enjoying The Spa at The Grand set in the hotel’s atmospheric vaults where the North-Eastern Railway company once stowed its millions. Take full advantage of everything the spa has to offer, including a Nordic dry sauna, aromatic steam room and spa whirlpool before retreating to the relaxation lounge.





H&E North is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury overnight stay for two at The Grand Hotel & Spa, the only AA five-star rated hotel in York. The prize includes:


  • Overnight stay for you and a guest in an executive room with breakfast
  • Meal for two in the hotel’s brand-new restaurant
  • Full access to the spa facilities set in the atmospheric vaults of the hotel


To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:



What is the name of The Grand Hotel & Spa’s Head Chef?



Enter online below or by post to JLife Ltd, Beech House, Sycamore Lodge, 7a Woodhouse Cliff, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2HF. Please ensure your entry includes your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address. The winner will be the first correct answer randomly selected on the closing date: 26th May 2017.


Terms and conditions apply: Maximum one entry per person. Prize must be taken from Sunday – Thursday from June until 30th November 2017. The date and prize is subject to availability and is not available during race days and public bank holidays. Entrants may be contacted by The Grand Hotel & Spa and H&E North in the future. The winner’s name may be printed in a future edition of H&E North. Publisher’s decision is final.


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