Disability charity Leonard Cheshire is to lead a major upgrade of Park House Hotel so that it can better cater for its guests and their families.
In 1983 the Queen gave the property on the Sandringham Estate to the charity, which since 1987 has run it as hotel for disabled people.
The charity has committed to £2.3m funding for the major building works to the interior and surrounding areas which will aim to deliver new and improved facilities.
Some of these include new bedrooms, new lifts, improved catering facilities, better car parking and new communications and administration systems.
Plans to increase the accessibility of the surrounding grounds for guests are also underway with a major fundraising drive in the pipeline.
Hugh Fenn, executive director UK Services at Leonard Cheshire, said: “At Park House Hotel we want to be able to offer disabled visitors and their families a world class experience at this iconic location.
“The refurbishment is hugely ambitious and will transform what we are currently able to offer guests, increasing capacity at the same time. There will be improvements made throughout the interior and grounds of the building that sensitively take account of its heritage.
“By making a considerable investment in its long-term future, the charity is aiming to make Park House Hotel an unrivalled destination for disabled guests and tourists.”
The hotel will close from January 2020, reopening for Christmas 2020.
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