Eden Hotel Project
Scheduled opening date: Mid-2016
Number of bedrooms: 115
A plan for a new £6m hotel on the site of The Eden Project was given the green light in July by Cornwall Council and now work has begun on building the new structure.
The new 155 bedroom hotel on the site at Bodelva near St Austell in Cornwall will be designed to blend into the countryside and have high standards of accessibility, energy-efficiency and sustainability when it opens in mid-2016.
At the time, Eden said it was in discussion with a number of potential partners regarding the management of the hotel and a decision has yet to be announced.
The hotel will support Eden’s activities, its educational aspirations, its existing and future conference events, weddings, and the annual Eden Sessions series of concerts.
The hotel, Eden says, will be a great asset in sustaining business all year round and unlocking the potential of the wider estate beyond the world-famous Biomes.
The position of the hotel has been chosen to be both accessible to the main Eden site and close to the perimeter of Eden’s outer estate.
There will be no catering in the building. This is deliberate as the plan is to host sleeping accommodation only, allowing guests to access facilities on the main Eden site.
The hotel will be designed on simple lines and be made up of a timber-clad structure, similar in style to Eden’s Foundation Building.