Holiday Inn at Chessington for Tussauds

The Tussauds Group has secured an agreement with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) to operate a new hotel next to its Chessington World of Adventures theme park under IHG’s Holiday Inn banner. Tussauds is investing £15m in the four star, 150-room property. The safari-themed hotel is due to open in June in the centre of the park’s planned Animal Land development and will offer conference, meeting and function rooms. Tussauds’ managing director Bruce McKendrick hinted that there could be several more properties on its theme park sites, adding that “with many of our other sites also having suitable space for development, we see hotels as an important new long-term revenue stream for the group”. “The proximity to the theme parks and the hotels’ unique Tussauds’ touches make all of them very attractive venues for corporate clients looking for something a bit different for conferences, meetings and events all year round,” he concluded.

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