"At their meeting, councillors will be asked to approve the sale of the land to enable the redevelopment plans to progress to the next stage. Through his business – Qdos Entertainment – Mr Thomas wants to build a 100-bedroom hotel, including several suites, both with and without sea views. On the ground floor there would be a bar, restaurant and meeting space.
The hotel would create around 120 new jobs and provide an estimated 70,000 additional overnight bed spaces per year, contributing an extra £3.4 million to the local economy. Pitched as a four star ‘plus’ hotel, the facility would be promoted as a destination venue which, Mr Thomas says, would not be in direct competition with nearby establishments.
The investment would be funded privately."
"To realise a capital receipt and contribute to the regeneration of the area."