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Plans for new hotel in Town questioned

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SITES have been identified for a new five-star hotel in St Peter Port.

Economic Development president, Deputy Charles Parkinson, said there was demand for a hotel in the centre of Town and spots have already been found. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20613892)

But there have been calls for more support for existing operators instead.

Economic Development president, Deputy Charles Parkinson, said there was demand for a hotel in the centre of Town and spots have already been found.

‘Economic Development was engaged with the States Supervisory Trading Board with the search for a potential site and a number have been identified.

‘Plans are actively going forward for a hotel. We’re not looking for a particular operator we just think it would be beneficial to the island.

‘There is the OGH and Moores hotels in Town but not a lot of provision for what we think the demand could be.

‘There are one or two buildings in States ownership and part-ownership which at this stage would be unwise to discuss further,’ he said.

The Duke of Richmond Hotel near Candie operates at 80% occupancy in the summer but had to close for six weeks off-season because of a drop in trade.

‘I don’t see the demand,’ said manager Norbert Stump.

Alex Warlow

By Alex Warlow
News reporter

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