Plans for a £13.5m seaside spa hotel in South Hams in Salcombe have been submitted to the local council by Eden Hotel Collection, which hopes to build a boutique hotel on the site.
The current Tides Reach hotel has been vacant for almost a year, and Mark Chambers, managing director of Eden Hotel Collection wants to convert the site into a 51-bedroom boutique hotel, complete with art-deco design, curved terraces and tiered green roofs.
Chambers hopes that if the project is given the go-ahead, it will be an important step to building Eden Hotel Collection into the south west’s leading luxury boutique brand.
The Collection portfolio currently includes the Buckland Touts-Saints Hotel in Kingsbridge and the luxury Bovey Castle hotel and estate in Dartmoor.
Speaking to Western Morning News, Mark Chambers, managing director of the Eden Hotel Collection, said: “Submitting a planning application is a significant milestone for our new Tides Reach Hotel proposals and we have been very encouraged by the positive reaction to the designs during our drop-in exhibition and consultations.”
The design for the new hotel focuses heavily on sustainable elements, including rainwater harvesting for all WCs, green roofs to provide water attenuation, solar thermal panels to provide hot water for the bedrooms and an air source heat recovery system to heat the hotel pool.
Eden Hotel Collection says that by 2018, it is projected that the hotel’s total direct input to the local economy could be approximately £3m per year.