VIDEO: Suspended bed unveiled at Doncaster hotel

A new £1.1 million suite of rooms - including one with a bed suspended from the ceiling - has been unveiled at one of Doncaster’s top hotels.

The suites at the Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel on the Great North Road feature spa facilities offering luxury and indulgence and were officially opened by Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, pictured with l-r Richard McIlroy, Mount Pleasant MD and Richard Lewis, Best Western CEO,  in the new Caldaria Spa Suite. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 12-02-15 Mount Pleasant MC 4

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, pictured with l-r Richard McIlroy, Mount Pleasant MD and Richard Lewis, Best Western CEO, in the new Caldaria Spa Suite. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 12-02-15 Mount Pleasant MC 4

Hotel bosses say that the building of the M18 Robin Hood Airport link road - which it is hoped will trigger millions of pounds of investment and create thousands of jobs - was the reason behind the expansion.

The new rooms, which bring the total at the hotel to 68, feature innovative additions - from a seven foot square bed suspended from the ceiling by precision engineered struts and interconnecting rooms with

spa suites, with their own steam room, sauna and air bath in the room.

There are also eight fully furnished cottages available for companies working on long term projects.

The decision to continue the programme of expansion at the hotel, which was opened in 1937 by the Mcllroy family, was made when the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route scheme (FARRS) progressed.

It is hoped this will be a catalyst - combined with the added attraction of the feature rooms – to draw visitors from farther afield.

Eighty five per cent of the money spent on the build for the 1,000 sq metre extension have gone to local tradesmen and suppliers.

Richard McIlroy, managing director of the Mount Pleasant, said: “The rooms we have added are innovative, luxurious and individual - aimed at our existing niche markets.

“As always when developing a well-loved and heritage hotel you have to be mindful of using the right materials and craftsmen. I’d like to thank everyone involved in this ambitious and rewarding project.”

The hotel, set in 100 acres of land and located near Bawtry, is aimed at both leisure and corporate guests.