Built originally built in 1897 as the department store 'Hill and Carter', the building was renovated in 1997; neighbouring buildings were incorporated to restore the exterior appearance to its original grandeur. It was completely transformed internally to provide a twenty six bedroom hotel, with a Rooftop Restaurant offering stunning views of Hartlepool and the Marina, several public bars, a nightclub and 2 function suites with seating for 130 people. The hotel is located opposite the railway station, ideally placed for both business and pleasure. A ten-minute stroll brings you to the impressive Hartlepool Marina development which as well as the 500 berth marina you will find the Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, which encompasses award winning attractions in the shape of Hartlepool's Historic Quay, HMS Trincomalee and the Museum of Hartlepool. Close by you will find a worldwide mix of restaurants, a multi screen cinema and great facilities including a 24hr supermarket.