The William Cecil Hotel opens its doors in Stamford

Photo: SM200711-018ow.jpg'Opening of the William Cecil Hotel, Stamford. Staff pictured in the new conservatory. From left, general manager Nick Jefford, events manager Charley Stagg, head chef Liam McLay and food and beveridge manager Tom Bloomer.
Photo: SM200711-018ow.jpg'Opening of the William Cecil Hotel, Stamford. Staff pictured in the new conservatory. From left, general manager Nick Jefford, events manager Charley Stagg, head chef Liam McLay and food and beveridge manager Tom Bloomer.
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VISITORS were treated to a look around a new-look hotel during its grand opening this week.

The former Lady Anne’s Hotel, in High Street St Martins, Stamford, has undergone a major renovation to become The William Cecil Hotel.

Hillbrooke Hotels will be running the hotel along with the nearby Bull and Swan pub, which are both owned by the Burghley House Preservation Trust.

A total of 250 people enjoyed looking around the hotel during its official opening on Wednesday.

House director Miranda Rock had the honour of officially opening the hotel and the evening also included a speech by Hillbrooke Hotels managing director Christoph Brooke.

The 27-bedrooms are individually designed. Two of these are large adjoining rooms and could be ideal for a wedding plus there is a lodge with two further large bedrooms.

The hotel has a dining room which can accommodate 75 diners and there are two further meeting rooms.

It will be managed be Nicolas Jefford and head chef is Liam McLay.

Mr Brooke said: “We are delighted to open the doors of The William Cecil at Stamford and to be able to show people the result of many months of hard work.

“The building has been transformed into a stunning new hotel, restaurant and venue which will work for many different events to suit all tastes”

The hotel was run for 30 years by Geoff Hastings, who retired in April last year.