Stanley House hotel in Lancashire has been given the green light for a £15m development that will see the property almost double in size.
The 12-bedroom hotel, which houses the fine dining restaurant Cassis, will add 40 bedrooms, a spa complete with a hydrotherapy pool and Jacuzzi, and a fitness centre.
It also plans to add a 90-seat brasserie that will overlook the Ribble Estuary.
Detailed plans and designs will be drawn up and finalised this year, with tenders being invited during 2010 for a start to the build in 2011.
General manager Oliver Cooke said he was thrilled about the project.
"It will allow us to bring to the beautiful Ribble Valley something it so richly deserves," he said.
Simon Glassbrook, director of Stanley House, added: "We started creating something very special here back in 2004. These plans will give us the opportunity to continue to build a unique destination in the Ribble Valley and propel us into a whole new market both nationally and internationally."
By Gemma Sharkey
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