Hythe Imperial seeks planning for ‘ambitious’ spa and leisure extension


The owners of Hythe Imperial Hotel in Kent are hoping their bid for an ‘ambitious’ spa and leisure extension will get the green light from councillors this month.

GSE Group, which also owns Marquis of Granby in Alkham, near Dover, has submitted a proposal to expand with a modern extension to house a new spa, leisure facilities and 10 additional bedrooms.

CGIs of the planned works show a glass-fronted two-storey building, located next to the 92-bedroom hotel along Princes Parade.

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If given the go ahead, the new extension would comprise a new outdoor swimming pool, seven new treatment rooms, jacuzzi and a members-only private lounge.

There would also be new spin and aerobics studios, and a gym.

Design proposals have been developed by Guy Hollaway Architects.

Speaking to Kent Online, Darrell Healey, GSE group chairman, said: “We want to enhance the experiences for our guests to make their time with us even more unforgettable.”

Nick Gauntlett, executive director of the Hythe Imperial Hotel, added: “We are very excited about the potential of this new addition. It is in keeping with our vision for the hotel to become a destination resort where everyone is welcomed.”

The Hythe Imperial recently benefitted from a multi-million pound refresh, with its bedrooms given an update.

The hotel comprises a golf course, spa and leisure facilities as well as the area’s only Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar.

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