East Kent College in the United Kingdom has transformed an old lecture hall into a luxury boutique hotel.
The new hotel is located in a Grade II Listed building that dates back to 1894. Named The Yarrow after shipbuilding magnate Sir Alfred Yarrow, the College has spent millions transforming the old lecturing space.
The hotel is both owned and run by the local college and includes 23 bedrooms, 5 suites and a restaurant that can host up to 64 diners. There is also a luxury salon and spa on site giving guests little reason to ever leave!
The hotel is a first in the United Kingdom as no other further education institute in the country has ever owned and run a hotel. Select students from the college’s hair and beauty courses will get the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders in the hotel spa while hospitality students will help to run the hotel.
Catering students from the college will get to work under award-winning chef Ben Williams in the hotel restaurant, a chef who has previously worked in two Michelin Star restaurants.