Northern Ireland hotel's new owners in £1m extension plans
The new owners of the Beech Hill Hotel in Londonderry have announced investment in the premises of up to £1m.
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Adam Kemp, who bought the hotel last September with his brother Barry Kemp and business partner Sam Harding, made the disclosure yesterday during a successful application hearing at the Crown Court in Derry to increase the licenced area of the hotel in order to accommodate a new extension.
The purchase of the Beech Hill Hotel was his company's first foray into Northern Ireland. Mr Kemp said the application related to plans to build a basement orangery-style conservatory under the main dining room overlooking the pond and gardens in the hotel grounds. Mr Kemp said the development would involve converting three basement bedrooms into a bar and restaurant leading to a large patio area, at a cost of £300,000. He also told Judge Babington that the long term plans involved extending the main bedroom area of the hotel.
The total cost, including the current project, would reach £1m.