Center Parcs starts search for 1,500 staff for new holiday village

08 July 2013 by
Center Parcs starts search for 1,500 staff for new holiday village

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.

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