- Midland Hotel, Bradford
The Midland Hotel The main entrance to the hotel Location Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4HU Coordinates Coordinates: Opening date 1890 (original); 1993 (restored) Developer Midland Railway Company Architect Charles Trubshaw Management Peel Hotels Owner Peel Hotels Rooms 90 Restaurants 1 Parking 40 spaces (free for guests) Website http://www.peelhotels.co.uk
Construction of the hotel began in 1885 and took five years to complete. It was built by the Midland Railway Company as part of the original Forster Square Railway Station, as a showpiece for the company's northern operations.
Following the "golden age of steam" the hotel fell into disrepair until it was bought by Bradford entrepreneur John Pennington in 1992, who restored it and the hotel re-opened as the Pennington Midland Hotel in 1993. It was sold to Peel Hotels in December 1998, who returned it back to its original name.
During its life, the hotel has played host to many famous guests, including every Prime Minister up to Harold Wilson, and Sir Henry Irving, an English stage actor, who died there in 1905.
- ^ "Charles Trubshaw, architect". Bradford Midland Hotel. Midland Railway Hotel Bradford. http://www.bradfordmidlandhotel.co.uk/charles-trubshaw-architect. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- ^ "Midland Hotel, Bradford". Peel Hotels. http://www.peelhotels.co.uk/hotels/midland-hotel-bradford-yorkshire-england/. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- ^ "Pennington sold for £4m". Craven Herald. 1998-12-08. http://archive.cravenherald.co.uk/1998/12/8/168500.html. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- ^ "John Pennington presenter profile". BBC. http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/aboutpresenter.php?&id=301. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- ^ "Pennington sold for £4m". Telegraph & Argus. 1998-12-08. http://archive.thisisbradford.co.uk/1998/12/8/168500.html. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- ^ "Sir Henry Irving Is Dead, Sudden Collapse at the Midland Hotel". Midland Railway Hotel - Bradford. http://www.bradfordmidlandhotel.co.uk/sir-henry-irving-2. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
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