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« Reply #780 on: December 26, 2020, 05:13:25 PM »
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started High Court proceedings against a care home and hotel investor from North Wales.

Robin Forster, who currently lives in Colwyn Bay, ran Qualia Care Developments (QCD) and Qualia Care Properties (QCP) before the companies entered administration this year.

He was also previously involved with MBI Consulting and MBI Hotels which were behind hotel investments in Llandudno. He was formerly a business partner of hotel investor Gavin Woodhouse and a director at the Llandudno Bay Hotel and Belmont Hotel in Llandudno until resigning in January 2016.

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« Reply #781 on: January 20, 2021, 10:26:25 AM »
Application No: 0/48031 Grid Reference: 277962,382525
Application Type: Full Case Officer: Ian Gibbons
Determination Level Delegated Team: DC West Team
Received Date: 22/12/2020 Registered Date: 06/01/2021
Development Type(s): Change Build Use
Ward: Gogarth
Community Council: Cyngor Tref Llandudno Town Council
Location: 10 Arvon Avenue Llandudno LL30 2DY    Rhosdene guest house
Proposal: Internal alterations to convert the existing guest house to 4 self-contained flats
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The Woodlands Trinity Avenue Llandudno LL30 2TQ
Proposal Conversion of an existing hotel into 9 no apartments.
Application No: Grid
Reference:
0/48065 278081,381823
Application Type: Full Case Officer: Liz Wood
Determination Level Delegated Team: DC West Team
Received Date: 05/11/2020 Registered Date: 14/01/2021
Development Type(s): Change Build Use
Ward: Mostyn
Community Council: Cyngor Tref Llandudno Town Council
Location: 47-49 The Woodlands Trinity Avenue Llandudno LL30 2TQ
Proposal Conversion of an existing hotel into 9 no apartments

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« Reply #782 on: February 03, 2021, 10:01:17 AM »
Adventure Parc Snowdonia has launched a major recruitment drive as its new Hilton Garden Inn hotel is set to open this spring.

The Conwy Valley surfing lagoon says around 70 jobs are on offer in this round of recruitment - from surfing instructors to chefs and receptionists.

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« Reply #783 on: February 07, 2021, 10:00:16 AM »
Two seafront Llandudno hotels that closed when Shearings collapsed are now recruiting for 40 staff.

Bay Marine and Bay County had been operated by Shearings Hotels but parent company Specialist Leisure Group went into administration last May.

In September North Wales Live revealed that Bespoke Hotels, based in Warrington, had taken on the management of both hotels but lockdown and local restrictions have so far meant neither site has re-opened.

They now plan to reopen the hotels in April if restrictions allow and bookings are being taken.

A spokeswoman said: "We are indeed working hard to get these hotels up and running as soon as restrictions allow and business is viable."

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« Reply #784 on: February 14, 2021, 10:37:27 AM »
When Premier Inn plans to open new Llandudno hotel as brand signals faith in resort's prospects
The hotel giant will move into the Tudno Point development in the seaside town

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« Reply #785 on: February 14, 2021, 11:27:35 AM »
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When Premier Inn plans to open new Llandudno hotel as brand signals faith in resort's prospects
The hotel giant will move into the Tudno Point development in the seaside town

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« Reply #786 on: February 17, 2021, 12:49:10 PM »
Haven's Hafan y Mor, Greenacres, and Presthaven holiday parks' owner sold to US investors
Blackstone have agreed to acquire Bourne Leisure, the parent company of Haven Holidays, Butlin's and Warner Leisure Hotels

The firm behind three major holiday parks and a hotel in North Wales has been sold to a US investment company.

Blackstone has agreed to acquire Bourne Leisure, the parent company of Haven Holidays, Butlin's and Warner Leisure Hotels.

Haven owns Hafan y Mor in Pwllheli, Greenacres in Porthmadog, and Presthaven, at Gronant, near Prestatyn.

They employ several hundred workers across the region.

Warner Leisure Hotels owns Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel.

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« Reply #787 on: March 03, 2021, 10:39:37 AM »
'Offer accepted' for mansion hotel left shut after Gavin Woodhouse's empire collapsed
Caer Rhun Hall hotel in the Conwy Valley has been closed since January 2020

Administrators say an offer has been accepted for Caer Rhun Hall hotel in the Conwy Valley - but investors will be left millions of pounds out of pocket.
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« Reply #788 on: March 05, 2021, 11:56:15 AM »
Prices have been hiked in 10 of the UK’s most visited beach destinations, including Llandudno

SEASIDE accommodation prices have risen by an average of 35 per cent this summer compared with last year, according to analysis.

A study by consumer group Which? indicated that prices have been hiked in 10 of the UK’s most visited beach destinations, including St Ives, Whitby, Llandudno and Brighton.

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« Reply #789 on: March 27, 2021, 09:57:44 AM »
£12m Betws-y-Coed hotel development submitted to planners
Royal Oak Hotel wants to redevelop the Waterloo Hotel and the adjacent former petrol filling station and Little Chef site on the A5.

The new plan includes:
Extension to front and southern elevations of existing hotel;
Erection of mixed use building on the site of the former petrol filling station comprising of serviced accommodation, multi-purpose/conference room, retail (A1 use class) and café (A3 use class)
Gateway feature on the east side of the A5 to include creation of a viewing platform towards the Waterloo Bridge;
Change of use of lower land to the east of A5 for recreational purposes.

Cadnant Planning said: "The proposals remain largely unchanged(compared to the consultation) as a result of extensive pre-application discussions including with Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Design Commission for Wales prior to consulting on the draft scheme at PAC.

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« Reply #790 on: April 03, 2021, 10:09:23 AM »
'Offer accepted' for former Gavin Woodhouse hotel in Llandudno - while second site could go to auction
They were both part of Gavin Woodhouse’s company Northern Powehouse Development (NPD)

Administrators Duff and Phelps have said that an offer has been accepted for Llandudno Bay Hotel subject to the leases.

They said: "It is anticipated this sale will be achieved in the next 1-2 months."
A report said that investors with head leases can then negotiate a commercial settlement with the buyer.

When it comes to the Queens Hotel administrators said that a previous sale agreement fell through due to the leases and that agents are still marketing the site and this "may include a sale via an auction".

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« Reply #791 on: April 24, 2021, 09:46:30 AM »
Hotel administrators accept offer - and deal could be sealed within weeks on the Belmont Hotel.
The hotel - which was part of Gavin Woodhouse’s company Northern Powerhouse Developments - has been closed since last year

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« Reply #792 on: April 26, 2021, 04:21:22 PM »
Two seafront hotels that closed when Shearings collapsed are set to reopen as part of a newly formed "collection."

Bay Marine and Bay County in Llandudno fell into administration last May.
But under new ownership and following a Hotel Management Agreement with Bespoke Hotels, the properties are set to reopen as lockdown eases.

They will form part of the "‘Coast & Country Hotel Collection" said to "reinvigorate the hotels’ offering."

The Marine is set to open on May 17 followed by the County Hotel on June 1.

As part of their reopening the hotels are looking to recruit heavily within the local community, with the County set to offer 40 roles, while there are further opportunities at the Marine.

Paul FitzGerald, portfolio managing director, said: “Given the enormous challenges of the last few months, we’re delighted to bring these properties back to market.

"Integral parts of Llandudno’s hotel offering, we know their initial closure was felt keenly amongst the community. Now though, with reopening plans in place, we’re able to offer not just jobs and wider tourism opportunities, but hospitality services that people can engage with as restrictions lift.”

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« Reply #793 on: May 12, 2021, 10:08:13 AM »
A Llandudno hotel has been named the second best in the UK in the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Best of the Best awards - beating world famous five-star Mayfair hotel, Claridge's.

And the Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel, which is right on the seafront in the Welsh seaside tourist town, takes 14th place on the European list.

The family-run Victorian townhouse has been restored and has 35 rooms and luscious sea views of Llandudno Bay.

But it's not the only Llandudno hotel getting accolades in the Tripadvisor awards - which celebrate travellers’ favourite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world and includes categories like Top Roof Top Hotels and Safari Stays.

The Tynedale is 17th in the UK list and Milverton House was name-checked in the best small hotels category.

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« Reply #794 on: May 15, 2021, 10:21:54 AM »
'Shoddy behaviour' as some staff don't return after furlough as hospitality recruitment crisis grows
Tourism and hospitality businesses are facing a real challenge to get staff in ahead of reopening on Monday

The spring and summer are expected to boom in North Wales as long as Covid stays under control but some businesses may not be able to take full advantage as they can't get staff in.

Others have been impacted by some staff quitting when they are asked to return - after months on furlough and businesses paying their National Insurance and pension costs.

It is also reported some staff are quitting because they fear horrendous working hours as their employer is under-staffed - and Brexit is making the situation worse as it is now very difficult to recruit from overseas.

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