The Adelphi Hotel is a landmark building for everyone born in the city, we have all walked past and gazed at the magnificent building, some have attended function there over the years from Weddings to Christmas parties, but what of the history of this iconic building.
The first Adelphi Hotel on the present site was opened in 1826 by owner James Radley. It soon became the most popular hotel in the city, and gained a reputation throughout Britain and Europe.
This hotel was replaced by another hotel in 1876, which was bought in 1892 by the Midland Railway. The railway company replaced it between 1911 and 1914 with the present building. Today’s building still reflects his care and ambition to make it one of the most luxurious in Europe, with solid marble walls in many of the bedrooms, a fine indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and full central heating. Luxury indeed!