Blackpool’s £12m, 120-bedroom Boulevard hotel is set to open later this summer as part of the resort’s multimillion-pound investment programme.
The hotel, originally slated to open in spring earlier this year, has been built on the site of the theme park’s former Star pub next to its existing 157-bedroom Big Blue hotel, which opened in 2003.
The property includes eight junior suites, two park view suites and eight coastal suites, all with either coastal vistas or direct views of the attractions and rollercoasters. The interiors have been furnished by British suppliers, including furniture by Tetrad, Designers Guild fabrics and wall coverings by Andrew Martin.
The Beachside restaurant has been confirmed as a 90-cover venue using locally-sourced ingredients to create globally-inspired dishes from around the globe; while the Shoreside Conference Centre will be able to cater for up to 200 delegates.
Amanda Thompson, managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We are delighted to be able to build on the success of the Big Blue hotel by offering both leisure and business visitors another hotel which exceeds all expectations. This is a continuation of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s ongoing investment and a pivotal moment for the town as a whole.”
The park was founded in 1896 and has been owned and operated by the Thompson family since its inception.