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Hamilton Park Racecourse car park to yield to Hilton Hotel

Hamilton ParkHamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland has released news of a proposal to build a Hampton by Hilton Hotel. The blueprint submitted to South Lanarkshire’s council shows the 118-bedroom premises will be constructed on what is presently the largest car park at the racecourse.

ICA Architects draughted the plans for the hotel. The structure will be put up in modules so as to cause minimum disturbance. The blueprints show the hotel will incorporate parking spaces for 90 cars. The planning proposals claim these spaces will be available for racegoers on race days.

Commenting on the hotel proposal, CEO Vivien Currie explained that a quality hotel would enhance the racecourse’s facilities. She continued by saying all at the course were excited at being involved in a project which would be an economic shot in the arm for local businesses and help regenerate the locality.

The Hampton by Hilton Hotel would be operated as a franchise and an initial estimate of the construction cost is £10 million. The hotel would generate 20 jobs while the long-term projection is that it would increase the racecourse’s income by 100 per cent in its first three years of operations.

The forecasts indicate having a hotel in a prime location less than 15 miles from central Glasgow would bring in an extra £6 million a year in earnings from visitors for South Lanarkshire. Hamilton Park’s races attract 100,000 spectators annually. The facility is also used as a venue for the likes of weddings and corporate functions.

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