A property development company intends to undertake a three-year renovation of the 83-bedroom Queens hotel in Llandudno after acquiring the property off a guide price of £3m.
Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD) bought the hotel from Devoy Hotels, owned by Betty and Jock Devoy and managed on a day-to-day basis by Linda Bailey and Diane Rawstron. The Devoy family bought the hotel 36 years ago.
NPD wants to create a "fresh and contemporary makeover (of the Queens hotel) while retaining the architectural beauty of this iconic building", which was built in 1854.
The acquisition marks the latest hotel in North Wales to join the NPD portfolio, alongside the Llandudno Bay and the Belmont in Llandudno and Caer Rhun Hall in Conway. All four properties are operated by NPD's hotel management company, Giant Hospitality.
NPD reopened the 61-bedroom Llandudno Bay last year following a £6m refurbishment. More recently it bought Caer Rhun Hall, which is currently undergoing a light refurbishment as well as seeing the addition of 11 luxury lodges in the grounds.
Located on Llandudno's promenade between the Great Orme and Cymru Conference Centre and Theatre, the Queens features two restaurants, two ballrooms and a bar.
Gavin Woodhouse, chairman of NPD, said: "The Queens enjoys an enviable position in the heart of this famous seaside town and we plan to invest even further in the hotel to ensure it attracts the next generation of holidaymakers.
"It is our intention to build upon the success the Llandudno Bay Hotel has enjoyed, and while the Queens will attract a different type of guest we want to make it the ultimate destination for families to come and stay and enjoy all that Llandudno has to offer."
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