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