New mid-century Coventry hotel to open in November

The mid-century Telegraph Hotel opens its doors in November — boasting 88 guest rooms, an all-day restaurant and bar, plus a rooftop bar.



Business leaders and local councillors have said they are convinced that Coventry’s newest hotel will provide a much-needed economic boost to the city.

The boutique Telegraph Hotel, based on Corporation Street, is set to open its doors later this year in November following months of work to transform the former dilapidated journalistic premises.

Representatives from the local Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District and the Council were among those who got a sneak peek inside the redevelopment works.

Cllr Jim O’Boyle praised the hotel’s “fantastic location” and boasted of the jobs it will create, at a time “when they are truly needed”.

When complete, the hotel will feature 88 rooms, including the Lord Iliffe Suite which features its own terrace and hot tub.

There is also a Winter Garden made up of 11 guest rooms overlooking a private, glazed indoor terrace only accessible from these rooms.

Pictured: digital impressions of the Telegraph Hotel’s restaurant, bar and guest rooms.

An all-day bar and restaurant, named Forme & Chase after old printing press machines, will fill the ground floor with its stunning atrium roof, as well as large conference and event facilities.

A rooftop bar, named Generators, will overlook the busy Belgrade Square below.

Louise Bennet, from the local Chamber of Commerce, said that the “exciting development … brings a fresh, new offer to the city centre at a time when we are going to be welcoming visitors from all over the world”.

She went on to praise the developments, Complex Development Projects (CDP), for “retaining many of the Mid-Century features [that will] make it a destination in and of itself”.

Brian Harrabin, of CDP, added: “Our aim has always been to create a hotel with that wow factor and the focus on Mid-century architecture and design helps to do just that.”