The Grand Hotel & Spa in York is offering a paid-for helicopter transfer service for its guests taking them directly from their homes and back again.
Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star hotel has undergone a recent expansion, adding over 100 guestrooms and almost doubling its capacity. This new bespoke helicopter service, introduced, they say, in response to requests from guests, will certainly take the stress out of getting to the hotel and returning home.
The hotel’s £15m expansion also includes a new luxury Executive Lounge and Arrivals Lounge; a new purpose-built restaurant, The Rise that opened last summer and its three-AA-rosette restaurant Hudsons by Craig Atchinson has also been renovated.
Philip Bolson, General Manager at The Grand Hotel & Spa, said: “As a luxury hotel we try to accommodate all of our guests’ unique requests to ensure an unforgettable stay and recently we have been asked about helicopter landing spots and transfers.
“To fulfil this we have teamed up with a local aviation company who can provide transfers in two types of helicopter depending on how many guests will be staying with us.
“Where possible, our helicopter will pick up guests from the grounds of their homes, or land nearby, and fly them to York where our chauffeur service will collect them from the drop-off point within the grounds of York Racecourse, a five-minute drive away.”
Prices start from £875+VAT for a one-way pick up from Manchester to York and other locations are available on request.
The Grand will be using two helicopters – a four-seat Robinson R44 and a five-seat Bell 206 Jet Ranger – from nearby Hields Aviation; The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company will provide Range Rover airside transfers to the hotel.