The Gresham Aparthotel on Market Street, Leicester has been open for one year. To help mark this milestone, people from across Leicester and Leicestershire were invited to create artwork themed on ‘things to love about Leicester.'



Keira Ghuman (pictured), aged 11, a student at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, entered the competition with her hand painted artwork of Bradgate Park. This piece was chosen as the winner of the under 16s category and will now appear on the ‘famous’ staircase at The Gresham Aparthotel.


As the theme was things to love about Leicester, local Leicester experts Becky Jones (What’s On Editor at Leicester Mercury) and Gabby Miller (Owner of Cool As Leicester) - helped Eloic Montagnier (pictured) General Manager at The Gresham to decide on the winning entry.





Eloic Montagnier, General Manager at The Gresham, said: “The local community and businesses have played a significant part in the success of our first year so we thought this would be the perfect way to celebrate our first birthday and involve local people.

“We all instantly loved the artwork Keira had submitted. Although Bradgate Park is not in the city centre it is a place many of our guests make time to visit when they come to stay. We look forward to many more anniversaries and milestones.”


Keira Ghuman, said: “I chose Bradgate Park because I live nearby and go there often. It is very scenic and full of wildlife. It is well known and when I think of Leicester and the surrounding area, I think of Bradgate Park.”


Gabby Miller, Owner of Cool as Leicester, said: “The picture really encapsulates Leicestershire by choosing such a wonderful landmark to draw. With green being such a primary colour in the picture it also brings back elements of Fenwicks and their iconic green branding, which The Gresham is so well remembered for. A lovely picture that will be a wonderful addition to the hotel’s interior.”


As well as having her artwork on display, Keira and her family have also won dinner, bed and breakfast at The Gresham Aparthotel.


Since opening, The Gresham Aparthotel has become ‘the place to stay’ when travelling to Leicester. Occupancy is growing and guest reviews are glowing. The boutique Aparthotel boasts freedom and flexibility. Guests can choose how they use their space and manage their time.


The Aparthotel has also been shortlisted for a number of awards including as The Place to Stay at this evenings Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards and won Best New Business at the Niche Business awards 2022.


Look out on social media over the next few weeks to see more key milestones from the last 12 months. Follow The Gresham on social media - Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To book a reservation or for further information, please visit www.thegreshamaparthotel.com

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Since opening, The Gresham Aparthotel has become ‘the place to stay’ when travelling to Leicester. Occupancy is growing and guest reviews are glowing.


“Our guests enjoy being away from home whilst still being able to enjoy home comforts.” Eloic Montagnier, The Gresham General Manager, explains.

“We have become one of the key players in the city. Going from strength to strength; we have just had our strongest months to date occupancy-wise.”

Distinctive from any other hotels, The Gresham Aparthotel includes home from home spaciousness, comforts and amenities; each room has a kitchenette (microwave, hob, fridge, kettle, kitchen utensils and crockery) shower room, sofa and living area and a dining area.

The £17 million, two-year project by developer, Aimrok Holdings, transformed the Grade II-listed Victorian building from a department store (formerly occupied by retailer, Fenwick) into the high-end, 121-room aparthotel.

Eloic, adds: “The unique experience of the aparthotel makes everyone feel at home and relaxed but with the added bonus of a four-star hotel service. You can choose to dine in your own room watching Netflix or visit Black Iron Social on the ground floor to enjoy exquisite drinks and food. Opening the aparthotel was extremely rewarding but now seeing it busy and ‘alive’ is really special.

"Guests from every walk of life stay with us at The Gresham from sporting fans, comedy and theatre goers to business people and beauty contestants.

“We are grateful for the support from everyone who has played a part in the success of our first year, and we look forward to many more anniversaries and milestones."

Centrally located in Leicester as a prime spot for business people, visitors to the city and families to enjoy Leicester. Stepping out of the front doors at The Gresham and on to the pedestrianised streets where restaurants, shops and historic attractions are within minutes as well as the famous sporting venues. The location is unbeatable which coupled to the friendly boutique style of the rooms means it is the perfect place to explore from and rest.

Eloic, concludes: “We want to keep delivering the best service possible and keep The Gresham as a prime venue to stay when visiting Leicester.”

The aparthotel has also been shortlisted for a number of awards including the Place to Stay in the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards and won Best New Business at the Niche Business awards 2022.



Look out on social media over the next few weeks to see more key milestones from the last 12 months. Follow The Gresham on social media - Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To book a reservation or for further information, please visit www.thegreshamaparthotel.com

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There is nothing better than not needing to use a car when staying in a city. As it’s World

Car-Free Day on Thursday 22 September we wanted to celebrate being able to enjoy local attractions on your doorstep by highlighting the central location of The Gresham Aparthotel on Market Street in Leicester. The aparthotel is located conveniently in the centre of Leicester, which means you literally walk out of the front doors and step into the city streets to find independent cafes, vintage clothing shops, popular high street stores, local attractions, restaurants and beauticians. In just a 5 minute walk, you’ll reach the world famous King Richard III Visitor centre; Curve, which is one of the UK's most state-of-the-art theatres; and Leicester Market, which is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe. Shopping really is centre stage in Leicester - thanks to the Highcross and The Lanes - which means you can experience boutique shopping as well as browse all of the bigger brands - just 5 minutes on foot from The Gresham. If you’re into food, the choice is delectable with the popular well-known restaurants as well as independent eateries and restaurants. All of the cultural experiences the city centre offers can be discovered in a short walk from the aparthotel including Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, the cultural quarter and Y Theatre. Since opening its doors, travelling sporting fans choose to stay at The Gresham: it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to LCFC ground and Leicester Tigers is just over a 10 minute walk away. The Gresham is also a few metres away from one of the Ride On Leicester’s e-bike sharing stations. The e-bike scheme can be used by anyone through a dedicated app and provides a quick, easy and healthy way to get around the city for work or leisure. Leicester has several dedicated bike routes and cycle lanes including links to the surrounding countryside such as Watermead Country Park, Abbey Park and Everards Meadows. There are further details available on the Choose How You Move web pages including cycle maps and the ultimate guide to cycling. Public transport in Leicester is excellent and makes it easy to travel in and around the city as well as reaching the beautiful areas of Leicestershire. Leicester Train Station is only a 15-minute walk from the aparthotel too. With Diwali and Christmas on the horizon The Gresham Aparthotel is an ideal base to stay and be able to visit the lights and enjoy the celebrations - all without needing a car to travel. Book your stay and enjoy exploring what’s on the doorstep of The Gresham.

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