Five star redevelopment plans of Torquay’s Palace Hotel are set to go on show on the 7th and 8th March 2019.
The plans have been put together by Fragrance UK Investment Ltd and the plans will be on show at Torquay Museum.
Singapore-based Fragrance and Torbay architects Kay Elliott have worked together to produce a scaled model of the proposed hotel, alongside full details of the master plan.
The redevelopment marks a significant investment in Torbay’s hospitality sector.
One of a number
The Palace Hotel was one of a number of Bay acquisitions by the Fragrance Group in 2017, and since then, Kay Elliott have been working on proposals for a prestigious five-star hotel on the site.
The high end, 248-bedroom hotel, will be operated by a global brand, and will include conference and spa facilities as well as restaurants, roof top bar, underground and level parking for 300 cars and finally a series of rejuvenated gardens.
Alongside the 248 bedroom hotel there are also plans for a 38 contemporary residential houses consisting of three to five bedroom homes.
Martin Rogers, from GHL CL, who introduced Fragrance to Torbay said:
“This is an amazing opportunity for Torbay to see significant inward investment into the hospitality industry, and for Torquay to once again have a 5-star hotel.”
Richard Maddock, from Kay Elliott went on to say:
“These are very exciting proposals which represent a huge opportunity for Torbay. The history of the hospitality industry in the Bay has been one of innovation and rebirth, and we’re looking forward to sharing our plans for a reborn hotel on the site of the Palace with the people of the area.“
“Should the proposals be approved they will lead to one of the biggest single private-sector investments in the economy of Torquay in a generation, bringing fresh jobs and millions of pounds in visitor spending.”
“The existing building is no longer fit for purpose and unfortunately it is not considered financially viable to bring it up to the standards required of a luxury hotel.
“We have spent many months working with Torbay Council and the Design Review Panel to refine our proposals, and would now like to share them with the local community.”
The two day exhibition is scheduled for the 7th March, Thursday from 1pm to 7pm and on Thursday from 10am to 7pm on the Friday.
If you are unable to attend you are encouraged to checkout the dedicated website at www.palacehotelexhibition.co.uk from the 7th March 2019.