hotel boss: Hinkley decision is fantastic for the town
owner of a seafront hotel in Burnham-On-Sea has welcomed the news
that the £18bn Hinkley Point C project has been given final
approval this week.
Royal Clarence Hotel's Paul Chatwin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
long-awaited final decision on Hinkley Point is fantastic news for
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - it will bring large numbers of people
(and money) into this area."
providers such as ourselves will undoubtedly see the greatest benefits.
Last year, we took the decision to invest £50,000 in our brand
new Courtyard Bar within the hotel, which now allows us to utilise
the old bar area to spend a further £150,000 to construct
6 additional en-suite guest rooms."
would hope to see most of that money being awarded to building contractors
within this area."
added: "The Royal Clarence Hotel has expanded from 14 guest
rooms three years ago to 26 en-suite rooms by 2017 and we
still need more to cope with the existing demand."
course, Hinkley Point is a huge opportunity for other businesses
within the area too."
added that if any food or activity-based businesses would like to
partner with the hotel to attract mutual custom to the town then
he invites them to get in touch.