Chester and Cheshire benefits from multi-million investment

Chester and Cheshire's C&I offer benefitted from £85m of investment in 2009, according to Visit Chester & Cheshire's business tourism team.

Chester and Cheshire benefits from multi-million investment
Chester and Cheshire benefits from multi-million investment

The investment included extensive venue renovations and refurbishments, including 179 new bedrooms and 18 meeting rooms, according to the team's membership survey.

Chester and Cheshire venues are also set to see £60m worth of refurbishment in 2010, adding 86 bedrooms, three restaurants and eight spa treatment rooms to the region.

Visit Chester & Cheshire business tourism account manager Fiona Brown said: "The multi-million pound investment underlines our commitment to meetings, conferences and events. It shows how, as a destination, we are working to attract business tourism by consistently improving delegate facilities. As a result of this investment we expect to see an increase in numbers of those coming to the destination over the next few years."

Chester and Cheshire venue developments:

  • The £27m Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Hoole
  • An £18m expansion of the Queen Hotel, Chester, which expanded to 218 rooms with the new Kings at the Queen building featuring 87 suites, an executive lounge, bar and restaurant
  • The Chester Grosvenor and Spa completed a £3.5m upgrade with new conference facilities
  • Nunsmere Hall underwent a £350,000 refurbishment
    The 80-room Abode Chester is due to open in February 2010 with a restaurant, a Champagne bar, café and boutique

 

 

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