Southend’s only four-star hotel is set to undergo improvements and extensions as it aims to become a five-star hotel.
The Roslin Beach Hotel has seen several improvements over recent years but it aims to add to these following an application made to Southend Council.
The improvements it hopes to carry out include ground floor extensions to the front of the building to expand the dining area and create a residents’ lounge as well as the installation of a revolving door at the entrance to the hotel.
Jacquie Dallimore, managing director of the hotel, told the Echo: “This is just all part of our onward improvement plans to take the hotel to the next level. We hope to become a five-star hotel within two to three years.
“The extensions at the front are small but they square off the building to make it look neat. We’re losing two bedrooms but it will make it more comfortable.”
A separate application has been submitted after the hotel acquired another adjoining property in Clieveden Road, the Echo reported. It will provide seven extra guest rooms and the changes will mean the hotel will have 52 bedrooms and increase the number of staff to 71.
Image from the hotel’s Facebook page shows the dining area, which is to be expanded.