VIDEO - Celebrity endorsed restaurant for new city centre hotel

Sheffield’s newest hotel is preparing to open this autumn - and will have a Marco Pierre White endorsed restaurant at the side.

Building work continues on converting the former West Bar police station into part of the Hilton group in a £9m development, scheduled to welcome its first guest around late October or early November.

MARCO PIERRE WHITE

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It will be a 142-bedroom Hampton by Hilton with a neighbouring Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian with 100 covers. The restaurant will be separate from the hotel but under the same management.

Up to 50 hotel staff are to be appointed starting late August/early September.

West Bar closed two years ago after 45 years. Both its 60s and 80s blocks are being given a new lease of life.

Bedrooms are expected to cost around £75 a night, including breakfast.

General manager Peter Hendry said: “Demand is coming back to the city. It is becoming a hub for manufacturing, there is corporate business and there is a lot of interest in sport. There is a niche for a hotel like ours.”