The Claremont Hotel is supporting the government’s proposal to invest £10 million into the renovation of Douglas Promenade. The restoration which is set to take place over the next four years will see the tired prom transformed, addressing issues such as parking and the horse trams.
Sleepwell Hotels, owner of 3 Hotel properties in Douglas Promenade has recently spent over £1 million on a first phase of Luxury Suites at The Claremont Hotel on Loch Promenade, as part of an ongoing project which has seen the hotel recently upgraded to 4 Stars. A further £1m investment is scheduled for over the winter this year with the addition of more Luxury rooms and a new Reception and Lounge area. Mark Wilson, Managing Director of Sleepwell Hotels remains very positive about the government’s plans for the promenade renovation: “In the long term this is fantastic news. Of course the work will cause some short term disruption for us and our guests regarding parking, noise and possibly pedestrian access, but we must look at the bigger picture and the future benefits. At the Claremont we constantly strive towards providing our guests with a luxury service and high quality environment, so this Government initiative dovetails precisely with what we, in the private sector, are also achieving. I’m sure that everyone with a promenade business will also benefit from the creation of a more scenic, accessible and enjoyable environment.
“It is also worth congratulating the government for this bold investment. In these difficult economic times the government should be applauded for their contribution to the community, which I am sure, will also be of great benefit to the economy. The Isle of Man may never be the tourist destination that it once was, but an investment of this kind can only be positive news for industry. At Sleepwell Hotels and The Claremont in particular, we are eager to discover specific details of this restoration, and would welcome Government consultation on this initiative, when appropriate’’.