September 21, 2011 10.05 am This story is over 152 months old

New boutique hotel to arrive in spring

Swanky hotel: The Old Palace is building hotels rooms on the site of a former church, in the heart of Lincoln.

Restoration of a Victorian church building will create a new boutique hotel in the heart of Lincoln’s historic quarter.

Opening in spring 2012, The Old Palace is extending to the neighbouring former Church of St Michael on the Mount, creating 31 rooms.

The hotel will be situated close to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral as well as shopping and activities in the city centre.

The new hotel rooms will be an addition to the current use of the venue.

Once the home of the Bishops of Lincoln, The Old Palace was restored and opened in 2009 as a conference and wedding venue with space for up to 120 attendants, as well as having small private function rooms.

Sonja Brockman, General Manager of The Old Palace, takes pride in the high level of service at the venue.

“The Old Palace is the perfect place for people staying in Lincoln for business or leisure, who demand the very best accommodation, food and service,” she said.

As previously reported, the number of hotel rooms in and around Lincoln is set to double in the coming years, according to figures from Visit Lincolnshire.

The Hilton hotel on Brayford Pool, due to open in November, will provide 115 new beds, while the Castle Hotel was refurbished in May.

Planning permission has already been granted for 50 more bedrooms at the Holiday Inn, but the completion date is yet unknown.

Premier Inn also received permission to build a 130-bedroom hotel on the former site of a petrol garage and pub in Broadgate.