The Lion Quays Hotel & Spa in Oswestry, Shropshire, has announced its next stage of refurbishment, part of a scheme worth over £1m and taking developments well into 2017.
Former surgeon Ashok Bansal, who owns a number of nursing homes in South Wales, paid more than £10m to acquire the 82-bedroom property from the Shropshire Leisure Group in 2015.
The hotel has already completed a £500,000 upgrade of 41 of its bedrooms. The remaining 41 bedrooms are scheduled to be refurbished by the end of 2017 along with the completion of corridor and bathroom renovations in the next 12 months. Once finished, this two-year development project, which also includes the £100,000 refurbishment of the hotel's Cabinet Rooms conference centre launching in May, will see investment exceed £1m.
After an interior redesign the refurbished bedrooms feature a palette of deep plum, mauve and bold splashes of colour, offset against white linens. Executive and ground-floor feature guestrooms offer Juliet balconies or canal side balconies.
Colin Jenno, general manager of the Lion Quays Hotel & Spa, said: "We are thrilled with the progress of the redevelopment of the hotel. We are infusing some contemporary styling and modern touches into the bedrooms, and matched with our warmth of service and great proximity to major towns such as Chester and Manchester, I can only see the hotel going from strength to strength.
"The hotel has already reaped the benefits of the early investment and meeting space refit, with occupancy forecast to increase by 2% this year and meeting booking up by 10% on this time last year. Great signs that the work we have carried out has been well received, and boding well for business next year."
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