Center Parcs is to start the search today for 1,500 staff to operate its new £250m Woburn Forest holiday village, which is due to open in spring 2014.
The resort, which offers extensive sports and leisure facilities within the 365-acre forest on the Duke of Bedford's estate, will include a 75-bedroom hotel, 625 forest lodges, a spa, restaurants and shops.
Jobs to be filled included 500 housekeepers, 126 waiting staff, 53 spa therapists and six nurses.
Martin Dalby, chief executive of Center Parcs UK, told The Times: "As the job market remains unsteady, I'm delighted that we are able to create such a large number of new jobs."
The cost of the project is being provided through £100m investment funds managed by Center Parcs' owner, Blackstone, and a £150m construction loan from the UK's four leading banks, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group.