The multi-million pound renovation of a seafront hotel in Eastbourne has suddenly come to a halt as the current owners have decided to put the property up for sale.
The refurbishment of the 46-bedroom Chatsworth Hotel started in 2015 and was still underway in December, with contractors gearing up for a potential launch in early 2017.
Now owners Luxury Hotel Partners Ltd have decided not to go ahead with anymore work and will the selling the building, as group operations manager Andrew Coy explained.
The group bought the property in 2015 and began a huge renovation project to turn the building into a boutique hotel with a signature restaurant in a bid to attract visitors from London.
A spokesperson at the hotel told the Eastbourne Herald said that work had stopped and the Edwardian building would soon be back on the market.
The iconic building was once owned by Eastbourne businessman and pier owner Abid Gulzar and was put on the market with a £2.75m price tag in 2014.