Crown Spa Hotel
The Crown Spa Hotel (formerly the Crown Hotel) is a large hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. This is Scarborough's first purpose built hotel completed in May 1844 and opened for business on 10 June 1845. It overlooks the town's South Bay and is privately owned by a local family. The hotel was designed by the architect John Gibson, and when completed in 1844, was one of the first purpose built hotels in the world, as well as the first purpose-built hotel in Scarborough. John Gibson choose a site overlooking the South Bay Beach and North Sea Views and designed the hotel on a Greco-Roman theme. The hotel's heyday was arguably during Victorian times, when wealthy society made up the establishment's clientele. The hotel has been featured in television and film, chiefly being Little Voice , Heartbeat , The Royal , the Acid Bath Murders and many more. The hotel lost its four star rating in the 90's, and then put up for sale in 1999. The present owners who had bought the Crown Hotel in February 2000, made a commitment to re-establish the hotel as a four star hotel. In 2003 the hotel was renamed to the Crown Spa Hotel, to reflect the new facilities within the hotel. In May 2008 after months of hard work and dedication to service the Hotel was awarded the 4 Star status by the AA.

Planning issues
The hotel has since 2003 featured in controversial plans for expansion to 160 bedrooms, 24 additional bedrooms on the roof, double glazing for rear rooms and plans for new event suites. In May 2007 the hotel upset nearby residents by putting up a gazebo and decking.