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Re: Hotel News & Gossip
« Reply #930 on: September 17, 2023, 10:20:42 am »
A HOTEL in Rhos-on-Sea is one of several bed and breakfasts and hotels providing housing for homeless people across the county.

The Mount Stewart Hotel, on the Cayley Promenade, is understood to have provided emergency housing for homeless people for more than a year.

It is one of several across Conwy to provide temporary accommodation, with the Council commissioning their services ?due to the housing crisis and the volume of people who are currently at risk of becoming homeless?.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23792416.rhos-on-sea-hotel-providing-temporary-housing-homeless/


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« Reply #931 on: September 25, 2023, 09:45:48 am »
A PUB and hotel based in Conwy Valley is celebrating winning two awards ahead of starring on Channel 4?s ?Four in a Bed? programme next week.

The Tal-y-Cafn, based on Llanrwst Road, will be competing on the show against the Greenhills Hotel in Tenby, Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park in Swansea, and Cambrian House in Powys.

This follows The Tal-y-Cafn being crowned gastropub of the year, and winning the business resilience excellence prize, at the LUXLife Food and Drink Awards 2023.

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Re: Hotel News & Gossip.........Llandudno 'spy hotel'
« Reply #932 on: October 08, 2023, 09:57:12 am »
Llandudno 'spy hotel' on market for ?2.4m during 'craziest time' in living memory
Through canny management, its owner is standing up to economic headwinds. But times are tough for him and tough for the sector

Crippling staff shortages have left at least one Llandudno hotelier hoping the weather is not too sunny and trade not too brisk. Despondency in parts of the resort?s hospitality sector has been compounded by eye-watering price rises and penny-saving customers.

Peter Hibbert has placed his ?2.4 million hotel on the market to ?test the waters? but so far there?s been little interest. Given the state of the sector, he?s not entirely surprised.

The 60-bedroom Evans Hotel, housed in an attractive Victorian building on the corner of Vaughan Street and Charlton Street, has welcomed holidaymakers since 1865. To keep it afloat, Mr Hibbert must scrutinise every penny spent: when egg prices doubled overnight last year, from 7p to 15p, and tomatoes became ?like caviar?, he began buying food in budget supermarkets to keep costs from spiralling further.

This very interesting story continues here ... https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-spy-hotel-market-24m-27852738?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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« Reply #933 on: October 13, 2023, 09:52:00 am »
A HALL and spa near Llandudno won the double this year at a UK-wide hospitality awards ceremony.

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, close to The Royal Welsh Way near Llandudno, won the ?AA Inspectors Choice? and ?Notable Wine List Award? at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards, held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on September 25.

The red-star AA Inspectors Choice award the AA?s supreme accolade for hotels that demonstrate the highest levels of quality, excellent standards of hotel keeping, outstanding service and hospitality.

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« Reply #934 on: October 18, 2023, 09:32:08 am »
A HOTEL on Llandudno's promenade is to undergo a 500,000 renovation project.

The Esplanade will transform its ground floor as part of the refurb.

Renovations will include the creation of a brand-new restaurant and bar, a new kitchen, a modernised reception area, and a newly designed outdoor dining space.

The project will start in November and is expected to take about five months, with an estimated completion date of April 2024.

Shon Morgans, managing director, said: We are thrilled to start this exciting journey to enhance the guest experience at the Esplanade.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23860688.llandudnos-esplanade-hotel-undergo-500k-refurbishment/

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Re: Hotel News & Gossip.........Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel sold
« Reply #935 on: October 19, 2023, 10:34:29 am »
Llandudno seafront hotel rated one of the best in the UK has been sold
Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel went on the market last year

A Llandudno hotel rated one of the best in the UK has been sold. Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno was named the top site in the UK in the 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller?s Choice Best of the Best awards and second in 2021. .

The North Parade hotel built up this fantastic reputation under husband and wife Scott and Hannah Lawton-Jones, together with Scott?s mum and dad Carol-Lynn and Ian Robbins. The family bought the Civic Centre building in Colwyn Bay from Conwy council last year with plans for a hotel redevelopment.

Lawton & Lauriston was placed on the market for ?2m. Now it's been confirmed it has been sold by property consultants Graham + Sibbald.

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« Reply #936 on: October 25, 2023, 10:08:23 am »
Couple's brutally honest review of town's worst-rated hotel with 'impossible situation'
"Thankfully, we only had to survive one night in the dismal accommodation"

A couple have shared their brutally honest review of the worst-rated hotel in a Welsh town, and there was only one thing they liked. The seaside town of Llandudno in Conwy is known as the 'Queen of Welsh Resorts' as well as its great hotels.

However, North Wales Live reports that The Grand finds itself coming out bottom of them all. Year after year, its owner, Britannia, finds itself in the same position in Which?'s annual league table of hotel chains.

cont https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/couples-brutally-honest-review-towns-27977155?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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« Reply #937 on: October 31, 2023, 09:52:56 am »
A hospitality group with a number of sites in North Wales has come out near the top of a Which? list of the best small chains in the UK. The Inn Collection Group owns three sites in North Wales.

It runs the Bull?s Head in Beaumaris and is redeveloping the Swallow Falls Hotel in Betws-y-Coed. The company also bought the St Kilda hotel in Llandudno last year which is currently closed for a redevelopment.

The group has now been named as a Which? Recommended provider after the UK consumer champion revealed its list of the best and worst hotel chains of 2023. More than 5,000 people rated their hotel stays for the annual hotel survey, with respondents invited to rate their experiences at 37 hotel chains across the UK.

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« Reply #938 on: November 01, 2023, 10:20:05 am »
Boutique hotel plan for North Wales mansion house that closed its doors two years ago
The Grade-II listed Marl Hall, near Llandudno Junction, dates back well over a century

A plan has been submitted to turn a North Wales mansion into a 25 bedroom boutique hotel. The Grade-II listed Marl Hall, near Llandudno Junction, dates back well over a century and had once been a convalescent and nursing home.

It was bought by Warwickshire council in 1971 and was used as an outward bound learning centre, providing residential trips and courses for schoolchildren until it shut in October 2021.

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Re: Hotel News & Gossip
« Reply #939 on: November 01, 2023, 02:32:49 pm »
I bet those Asylum seekers will be disappointed as there was talk of housing them in Marl Hall

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« Reply #940 on: November 01, 2023, 02:44:44 pm »
I think this Marl Hall plan could be a great asset to the area, grand looking building.

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« Reply #941 on: November 17, 2023, 10:04:23 am »
Llandudno seafront hotel closes for winter as 'most viable' solution
The County Hotel in Llandudno closed this month

A seafront hotel in Llandudno has closed for winter as the operators say it is the "most viable solution" to keep the business going. The seasonal nature of the tourism trade means a drop off in visitors in the winter months - although the town does attract a good number of festive tourists.

For some hotels - who are are facing very high energy bills - it makes it hard to trade profitably over this period. This has seen The County Hotel in Llandudno close the month.

Bespoke Hotels said the decision was taken to maintain the business in the long term. They plan to reopen in in late March. Both this Bespoke hotel and the Marine Hotel are currently on the market.

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« Reply #942 on: November 19, 2023, 10:13:46 am »
Established Snowdonia B&B looking for new owners
Bod Hyfryd in Betws y Coed has been a fixture in the popular tourist resort

A long-running Eryri bed and breakfast is looking for new owners. Bod Hyfryd in Betws y Coed is currently on the market for ?480,000.

The substantial building at the heart of the village has eight letting rooms. There's also a rear cottage in need of refurbishment which the estate agents say "would be an ideal owners accommodation or self contained holiday let".

The traditional B&B also contains a dining room for guests and two living rooms with the bedrooms scattered across three floors. The three-star guesthouse currently holds a four-and-a-half star rating on both Google and Tripadvisor.

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« Reply #943 on: November 28, 2023, 10:44:13 am »
A GUEST house in a ?prime? location in Llandudno has gone on the market and could be sold at auction.

Mayfair Guest House, at 11 Deganwy Avenue, is for sale by online public auction with All Wales Auctions with a guide price of between ?190,000 and ?220,000.

Unless a buyer is successful or its availability is withdrawn before December 14, the property will go to auction - it is on the market with estate agent St David?s Commercial until then.

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« Reply #944 on: December 06, 2023, 09:51:09 am »
Llandudno's St Kilda and Betws's Swallow Falls Hotel to be revamped

A COMPANY that snapped up a seafront hotel in Llandudno earlier this year has revealed its plans for the establishment.

The St Kilda Hotel, on Llandudno's promenade, was purchased for an undisclosed sum by The Inn Collection Group (ICG). The Newcastle-based operator has three sites in Wales; the Swallow Falls Hotel in Betws-y-Coed and The Bull in Beaumaris.

The 60-room hotel, which dates back to 1854, had been under the same family ownership for the past 21 years.

The acquisition was completed on a confidential basis via Tom O?Malley, associate director ? Hotels at Christie & Co.

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