Owners of Seiont Manor hotel plan for £5m expansion as business picks up for 2018


The owners of Seiont Manor hotel in Wales are one step closer to getting the green light for a £5m expansion on site, as they look ahead to a healthy 2018 in business.

Paul and Rowena Williams from Rural Retreats & Leisure took over the property near Llanrug last year from Hand Picked Hotels and now plan to extend the facilities in a bid to encourage more local people to visit.

The plans, which have currently been agreed ‘in principle’, include a restaurant extension, the expansion of leisure facilities and a new purpose-built function suite and bedrooms, plus luxury lodges in the grounds.

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The next step is applying for a detailed planning application.

Rikki Reynolds, operations director for the brand, said that it was a ‘major step forward’ for the hotel, which is looking ahead to a profitable 2018.

He said the project would provide a ‘much-needed’ source of income to make the hotel sustainable for the future and safeguard its employees.

Additional plans include luxury lodges among the 21 acres of farm land beside the river Seiont.

Reynolds said: “I am very pleased with the way the business has developed over the last 10 months and bookings are very positive for 2018. We are a really popular wedding venue and will be even more so, when we have our purpose-built function suite.

“Weddings have really picked up and we’ve held 32 weddings this year and are set to beat that next year.

RRL’s sister hotel, Plas Glynllifon, which is due to open in the autumn of 2020 is also under restoration by Paul and Rowena who hope to run the two hotels in tandem.

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