The Buxton Crescent Hotel in Derbyshire has officially opened its doors, 17 years after works on the property initially began.
According to the BBC, the Grade I historic building, which was originally built in the 1780s by the fifth Duke of Devonshire, began to deteriorate after some time at the turn of the century and in 2003 work began by developers to turn it into a hotel and tourist attraction.
The project was originally taken on by Trevor Osborne who faced a multitude of development issues including planning disputes from local councils and rotting in the wooden frames of the building.
It was reported that after a £38m increase in budget the hotel was finally able to open to the public on 1 October.
The redesigned property now features 81 bedrooms, a spa and three pools, including a Victorian thermal pool filled with heated Buxton mineral water.
Speaking to the BBC, its operators Ensana said: “The hotel opening will revive the wellness traditions of this historic spa town.
The hotel will also offer 140 permanent jobs and benefit the local economy by contributing more than £4.5 million a year.
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