Leicester’s Belmont Hotel Receives AA Four-Star Award and Two AA Rosettes


The independently-owned Belmont Hotel, Leicester is celebrating this month after being awarded two highly prestigious hotel and restaurant awards – a four-star AA rating and two AA Rosette awards.

Both awards are significant achievements for the Belmont Hotel and come on the back of its £400 000 investment made over the last five years.  This has meant upgrades to the Hotel’s facilities including the refurbishment of the elegant Windows on New Walk restaurant and Jamie’s Bar, and extensive renovation of the Orchard Business Centre which now offers four bright and modern meeting rooms for up to 14 delegates each.  Most of the Hotel’s 74 individually designed guestrooms have been recently refurbished too, combining the Hotel’s Georgian charm with modern elegance and modern travel essentials, such as free WI Fi.

Commenting on the awards Eloic Montagnier, general manager of the Belmont Hotel, said: “The two awards are testament to all the hard work that the team here carry out every single day.  To achieve our four-star award is not only a wonderful recognition of that team commitment, but will place us in an even stronger position within the local hospitality sector to capitalise on the growing corporate, meeting and leisure markets in Leicester, and across the wider East Midlands.”

The first-class restaurant standards including its exquisite dining experience, with David Ferguson at The Belmont directing the Window on New Walk restaurant and Jamie’s Bistro, were also celebrated with the award of two AA Rosettes.  Both menus were recognised for their innovative, quality dishes as well as great service and attention to detail.  It was noted that the regular food choice includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, so all guests can enjoy hotel dining.  Dishes on the Windows on New Walk menu have an underlying British feel, with a few modern elements to excite diners and bring classic flavour combinations into the 21st century.

The Belmont Hotel first opened its doors in Leicester in the 1930s and is now seen as the best boutique hotel in the city. It offers meeting and event spaces for up to 175 people theatre-style/100 cabaret-style in addition to its four smaller meeting rooms, and a business centre with delegate café.  It has been under the same ownership for the past 85 years and is a key part of Leicester’s growing hospitality, business and culinary scene.  Situated on the picturesque New Walk and with on-site car parking, it is ideally located in the heart of the city centre.