Midland Hotel, Bradford
Main entrance to the hotel
|Location||Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4HU|
|Opening||1890 (original); 1993 (restored)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Midland Railway Company|
|Number of rooms||90|
|Number of restaurants||1|
|Parking||40 spaces (free for guests)|
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.
The corner block of the hotel on Lower Kirkgate (pictured) was made a grade II listed building in 1983.
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