The Gresham opens this week

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One of Leicester’s most anticipated launches, The Gresham Aparthotel, will open this week.

Situated on the corner of Market Street and Belvoir Street, The Gresham is an iconic structure built in the 1880s, that is well known throughout the Leicester area.

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The £17 million, two-year project has seen this Grade II-listed Victorian building transformed from Fenwick’s department store into a high-end, 121-room aparthotel, containing stylish serviced apartments with kitchen and en-suite facilities; an exclusive fitness suite; and laundry room for guests.

Opening alongside the aparthotel is Black Iron Social, a contemporary restaurant and bar that will serve aparthotel guests as well as being open to the public. The new restaurant is under the same management as Black Iron at Winstanley House and The City Rooms. Black Iron Social is running a 50% food soft launch offer during the opening week. Find full details here.

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Completing the extensive development are four spacious commercial retail units and ‘Gresham Works’ – 12,000 square feet of conference facilities and state-of-the-art co-working spaces, that have been leased to Leicester City Council on a 25-year agreement.

Kevin Harris, Chair of the LLEP Board of Directors at the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), said: “The LLEP provided a Growing Places Fund loan of £4 million to support the redevelopment of the former Fenwick’s department store. The loan helped to kick-start this important project, that will have a significant impact on employment and provide much needed managed workspace for businesses.

“I am delighted to see the completion of The Gresham redevelopment and also that this iconic building has such a promising future.”

Room bookings can made through the website where it is also possible to sign up to the free ‘Priority Club’ to receive details about the latest packages and special offers first and get extra perks when staying at The Gresham.

A range of current packages and offers are also available at

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