Expansion at Buxton boutique gets the green light


Local councillors have given planning permission to a new plan which will see the addition of 13 new bedrooms at one of Buxton’s longest-running businesses, The Palace Hotel.

Permission was granted last week to new owners Britannia Hotels, who will now begin converting parts of the Victorian building, including basement and storage space, into 13 new bedrooms and offices.

Privately-owned UK chain Britannia Hotels bought the 122-bedroom, Grade II-listed property on Station Road earlier this year.

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It was put up for sale by The Hotel Collection in November, 2014, with a £7m price tag.
In June, Alex Langsam, managing director of Britannia Hotels, expressed his delight at the purchase of the Palace Hotel.

“We look forward to lavishing time and attention on the Palace Hotel to restore it to its true former glory,” he added.

“I am proud of Britannia’s track record in sympathetically restoring heritage properties across the UK and providing hospitality to our guests.”

Founded in 1976, Cheshire-based Britannia Hotels manages a portfolio of nearly 50 hotels across the UK.

The company also owns the Pontin’s holiday camp chain.

The Palace Hotel was built in 1868 and has been a prominent and popular feature of Buxton over the years.

It has become one of Buxton’s longest-running businesses and a major employer for the town.