Telegraph Hotel in the Top 100

Coventry’s Telegraph Hotel has been named one of the top 100 hotels in Britain in a leading hospitality guide – just five months after opening

The luxury 4* hotel, which celebrates the cool Mid-Century style of the former Coventry Telegraph offices, has been included in the annual Sunday Times 100 Best British Hotels guide

The survey highlights the quality design of the hotel, and the food and drink served in the Forme & Chase bar and restaurant, and the Telegraph is one of only two hotels from the West Midlands chosen in the guide.

The Telegraph opened in May after a two-year, £18 million investment programme, and has won praise from a string of national media who have visited and reviewed the hotel.

Ian Harrabin, who with his brother Brian, developed and owns the hotel – which is operated by Bespoke Hotels – said this was the highest accolade to date.

He said: “To be included in the Sunday Times top 100 after just five months trading is testament to the quality and design of the Telegraph, but also to the team, led by Amy Windsor, who have provided such a high level of customer service.

“We had to twice delay opening because of Covid but have delivered what we promised – a hotel which not only provides something new and different to people visiting the city and the region, but will also attract people purely to sample what we have created.

“To see the Telegraph Hotel featured in the Sunday Times guide really is a reward to everyone involved in the project and hopefully it will drive more people to come experience the hotel, but also Coventry, in what is a massive year for the city.

The hotel, created by Complex Development Projects, has 88 individually-designed air-conditioned bedrooms including loft style penthouse suites on two levels.  

It features an all-day cocktail bar and restaurant dining experience, Forme & Chase, for a full meal, light bites, celebration dinners, afternoon tea and more. The bar and restaurant recreate the glamour of the 1950s retaining many of the building’s original features. 

Generators, the roof top bar which overlooks Belgrade Square, attracted 3,000 people in the first month is opened.

The hotel’s most luxurious room is the Lord Iliffe Suite – named after the family who started and until recently owned the newspaper – which includes its own hot tub and outdoor terrace.

There is also the spectacular Winter Garden – which is a private, glazed indoor terrace only accessible from the 11 bedrooms that surround it.

Conferencing, weddings and events are well catered for with the Editors function space – capable of accommodating up to 160 guests across a range of layouts.

There are also two private meeting rooms – the Boardroom and Directors – which can each accommodate up to 12 people for smaller meetings and private dinners

For further information about the Telegraph Hotel or to book a stay or meal visit

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