Bosses at Chester Zoo reveal plans for hotel overlooking giraffe enclosure


The bosses at Chester Zoo have revealed ambitious plans to create a quirky new hotel on site at the attraction, where guests can gaze out the window and see giraffes first thing in the morning.

 as part of the Zoo’s next stage of development.

The new hotel would be built in the corner of the Zoo and overlook a group of giraffes.

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Planning permission was granted in 2012 for a large 150-bed hotel, but Christon told Chester Live that the hotel this time around would be ‘very very different’.

If given the green light, the area undergoing redevelopment would be closed to the public for around two years.

A 150-bed hotel was included in the Zoo’s original £225m Natural Vision project 10 years ago which also included expansion of the main entrance and car park plus the bio-dome which did get built and was involved in the serious fire in December.

However, the plans had to be revised when the Zoo lost £40m potential funding after the government abolished the North West Regional Development Agency.

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