The Penthouse Suite at The Grand Hotel York

Earlier this month I was invited to attend a swanky launch party at The Grand Hotel York. The event was to celebrate the hotel’s new outdoor terrace, and the very timely Yorkshire Day! So me and a few colleagues trotted over to The Grand Hotel York and we’re greeted with a well-deserved glass of champagne. The terrace was immaculate and perfectly secluded – a great spot for sipping a cool drink with friends on a summers evening (as we soon found out).

Being folk in the travel industry and all, we were treated to a grand tour of the hotel, which included a sneak peak around the gorgeous penthouse suite. Slept in by royalty, A-listers and a few of the nation’s sweethearts, the celeb stalker in me got a little excited. The suite was so stunning, I simply had to share my snaps with you all. Enjoy!

The Cedar Court Grand York

This suite had just one bed in it, but it was huge – and it was super king size! The sumptuous bedding made it look fit for royalty (quite right too!)

The Cedar Court Grand York

The biggest bathroom I had ever seen! This feature bath tub was at one end of it. The other had a wet room with duel shower heads and the whole room as adorned in Molton Brown products.

Cedar Court Grand York

Sofa for two? I loved the plush silk corner sofa in the penthouse suite

Cedar Court Grand Hotel York

The living area was so spacious with gorgeous decor and absolutely stunning views across York city centre.

The Whisky Room at the Cedar Court Grand York

The Whisky Room at the Cedar Court Grand York

The Cedar Court Grand Terrace York

The Terrace launch event was topped off with a celebratory glass of champagne (or three) and a delicious BBQ put on by the Grand head chefs. I had a burger and it was to die for!

Read my restaurant review of the Grand Hotel York – a 5 course extravaganza I indulged in for my birthday!

Have you been to The Grand Hotel York or are planning to go? Enjoy drooling over these luxurious snaps? Leave me a comment in the box below! I’d love to hear from you.

Jessica Ruth Gibson is the Founder and Editor of Travelista and an award-winning travel content creator of 10 years. She lives in York, UK with her son and has travelled to over 50 countries; her favourites being Italy, Canada and Vietnam.


  • Wow, that bed! Hopefully I win the lottery tonight and I can just move in…

  • Look’s wonderful! I’ve never been to York, which I hear is lovely, and this looks like the perfect place to stay.

    • Hi! Thanks for following my blog and for your comment 🙂 York is my home town – it’s so lovely and picturesque and the Cedar Court Grand is by far the best hotel in the city (the only 5* in all of Yorkshire!) You’ll have to let me know if you pay it a visit , Jess, The Travelista x

  • We have undoubtably brilliant and similar tastes! We stayed here in 2010 when it just opened and LOVED it, the place is utter luxury! I’m actually going back tomorrow to take the best friend for a champagne afternoon tea, watch out for updates on twitter @rachelleblog

    rachelle xo

    • Hey Rachelle! Glad you agree the Cedar Court Grand is absolutely gorg – we have lots in common! Are you in the York area then? How was your afternoon tea – would you recommend? I think that’s next on my list at the CCG. Have just followed you on Twitter 🙂 x

      • I’m living in Newcastle at the moment but travelled to York for the day, its only an hour on the train. Champagne afternoon tea was gorgeous, pure luxury!

        Rachelle xo

        • Oh lovely! I went to Newcastle Uni and absolutely loved every min of it. Such an amazing city. Are you studying at the moment? Indeed, you’re just an hour away from ultimate luxury! 🙂 xx

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