Plans to bring a four-star hotel to Milton Keynes have been given the go ahead following successful planning permission and the next phase of design plans are now underway.
The 250-bed, 14-storey hotel, located on Marlborough Gate, will include conference and meeting room services, a gym, spa and pool facilities as well as a rooftop restaurant with a viewing gallery.
The hotel will be owned and operated by Hotel Le Tour, a privately-owned British hotel company which has been building, owning and operating hotels for over 40 years.
Once open in 2020, the Hotel La Tour in Milton Keynes will become the flagship for the brand in the UK, after Hotel La Tour in Birmingham was sold to Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata in July 2017.
The scheme, designed by pHp Architects following extensive public consultation, now also includes a design feature which creates the illusion of the sun on the east side of the hotel off Midsummer Boulevard.
The feature will work by surrounding a large circular feature with a mirror cladding system and using external lighting.
Mark Stuart, managing director at Hotel La Tour, said: “We are delighted to receive the green light for the Milton Keynes hotel development. Our emphasis is on quality and the entire building design team have certainly delivered above and beyond that in their plans.
“Hotel La Tour Milton Keynes will fill a much-needed luxury services gap within the area and bring life and connectivity to the Centre:MK area. It will also create approximately 200 new jobs as we recruit and develop local talent.”