The reopening of an historic landmark is a step closer following completion of a £7.5million restoration.
Contractor Linford Group has handed back the Molineux Hotel to its owners at Wolverhampton City Council.
The Grade II listed hotel, parts of which date back to the 1720s, has stood empty for almost a quarter of a century and suffered massive damage from an arson attack in 2003.
The local authority, who acquired the property following the blaze, have been trying to restore it.
It has been assisted with funding from English Heritage, Advantage West Midlands and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Now many of the Molineux Hotel’s historic features have been repaired or replaced and a brand new extension built.
The building, which overlooks Wolves’ Molineux ground, will become home to the city’s archives service.