Four-star operator sought for new hotel venture in Wimbledon


A plan to build a new hotel in Wimbledon is now on the hunt for an operator to take on the project.

A proposal has been submitted to renovate the Bank Buildings in Wimbledon Hill Road and fill the missing gap in Alwyne Road with a new building.

Developers want to refurbish and extend the building to deliver a ‘mixed-use scheme’ comprising shops at the ground floor and hotel use throughout the rest of the development.

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The hotel will be five storeys high and comprise 93 bedrooms and despite ongoing talks, a deal is yet to be secured as to who will operate the new business should the plan get the green light.

A planning document said: “Although a number of discussions with specific hotel operators have been undertaken with the aim of determining the parameters of the proposed hotel accommodation including room sizes and on-site facilities, the hotel operator can only be finalised after planning permission is granted.”

The developers believe this development would meet an ‘acknowledged demand’ for places to stay in town.

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