Hamilton Park Racecourse is hoping to get the green light for plans to build a £10m Hampton by Hilton hotel.
The 90-year-old racecourse aims to open its first hotel and has made a formal planning application to South Lanarkshire Council.
The 118-bedroom property, which would operate under the Hampton by Hilton brand, is to be built on what is currently the main public car park.
Vivien Currie, chief executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said the hotel would “ensure we stage top quality racing here in Hamilton”. She added: “It’s time to invest again in our facilities and attract new visitors.”
The project will bring up to 20 new jobs to the racecourse, doubling the current number of employees.
The Hamilton Park executive team estimates the hotel will generate an additional £5.9m per year in additional visitor expenditure in the area. The hotel, which has been designed by local practice ICA Architects, is expected to double the size of the racecourse’s business within three years of opening.
Graham Dodd, senior director of development for Hilton UK & Ireland, said: “Hampton by Hilton has grown rapidly since being introduced to Scotland last year. We will soon have six hotels operating under the brand in four key locations across Scotland and we look forward to welcoming guests to Hamilton and its racecourse in the coming years.”
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