£50m building programme for Starboard Hotels

Hotel developer and operator Starboard Hotels has chosen Lancashire as the location for the first property in its £50m building programme. Starboard Hotels is investing £7m in a new-build Holiday Inn Express property that will be located in Burnley and is due to open in September. The 102-room property will offer four meeting rooms, a bar and café. It is the first of a host of property developments planned by the firm, which works with the Intercontinental Hotel Group. The second hotel will be located in Wetherby, Yorkshire and is scheduled to open in February 2009. Starboard Hotels managing director Paul Callingham said: “The Burnley property is the start of a series of mid-price hotels in the pipeline, with hotels in Yorkshire, the North East and West Midlands to follow.”

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