The plan for a new Hotel du Vin in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon has been “positively received” by locals in the area.
The public consultation, which was held this week by the boutique hotel brand, Stratford town Trust and developers S Harrison, revealed that the new 48-bedroom hotel will generate £18m of economic activity in the town.
The conversion of two Georgian townhouses to create the new boutique at 7 and 8 Rother Street is due to open in 2016 and is expected to provide around 45 full-time and 20 part-time jobs in the community.
Chris Hale, design manager for developers S Harrison, told the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald the plans were positively received and people welcomed the positive effect a Hotel du Vin would have on Stratford.
Nick Halliday, chief operating officer for Hotel du Vin, added: “We’re very much a leisure brand, and although we have a corporate entity, somewhere like Stratford is ideal for us.”
The hotel will also include meeting and private dining rooms, a Bistro and a separate banqueting room with space for 80 diners. It is the brand’s fourth property under development in the last 18 months.