Llandudno seafront hotel revamp plans announced in bid to reopen prominent site

St Kilda Hotel in Llandudno
St Kilda Hotel in Llandudno -Credit:The Inn Collection Group

Plans have been submitted to revamp a seafront Llandudno hotel that has been closed for two years. St Kilda Hotel sits in a prominent position on the town's North Shore.

It is owned by the Inn Collection Group(ICG) and has been closed since 2022. But ICG have now submitted proposals to refurbish and reopen the site.

They say this will create 30 new jobs in the resort by bringing this significant hotel back into life. It would also boost the tourism offer in the popular seaside town.

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ICG is also redeveloping the Swallow Falls Hotel in Betws-y-Coed after investing in the area, with the Bull’s Head Inn in Beaumaris also part of the chain.

Under the proposals the hotel's windows would be revamped - with either existing windows retained and overhauled or new ones fitted. There would be work to the roof and dormers as well as on the hotel's doors and lighting.

The inside of the hotel would be reconfigured - with some bedrooms knocked together to make larger suites. There would be changes to the bar and restaurant areas and the removal of two central staircases and an old lift, with a new lift installed.

Planning agent Rhodri Williams, from Mango, said: "The package of works will allow ICG to refurbish the hotel in a sensitive way that appreciates the listed status of the building but still provide a high quality destination for their customers.

"Allowing this proposal will create up to 30 full time jobs at the site."

He added: “The proposed scheme has sought to enhance the hotel, restaurant and bar offer for both hotel guests and external customers in a manner that will conserve what is significant about the building by focusing on areas that have been subject to previous alteration whilst better revealing and reinstating historic features where possible.

“This is centred on the principle aim of increasing the use of the building by improving the economic viability.

“This in turn will enhance its contribution to the character and distinctiveness of Llandudno and make a very important and high quality contribution to its leisure and visitor offer.”

The application will now be considered by planners at Conwy council.

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