NORTH Lincolnshire Council has approved a £7m hotel development for Humberside Airport which will create around 60 jobs.
The hotel is being built by East Yorkshire property developer Paul Green and will contain around 100 bedrooms and feature a restaurant, bar, gym and on-site parking. The development, which is aimed at tourists and business travellers, is earmarked for land between the A18 link road to Grimsby and Nightel Humber, Humberside Airport’s only existing hotel which caters for offshore workers in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and was also developed by Mr Green. Work is due to get underway within weeks and the development is expected to open next summer.
Mr Green said he decided to build the hotel after market research identified a significant demand for beds on or near Humberside Airport for business travellers and holidaymakers.
He said: “I am delighted by the news. The hotel has been a long time in the planning and a huge amount of work has gone into it by a lot of different people.
“It turns what could have remained just a dream into reality. I feel it is the right time for a hotel of this nature.
“As the airport develops, and becomes more important, it needs a comfortable place for travellers to stay in order to remain competitive, and what we are planning will certainly provide that.”
Mr Green is in negotiations with a number of international hotel brands about operating the hotel, and an announcement is expected shortly.
Paul Litten, the commercial director for Humberside Airport, said: “We are constantly developing and improving facilities for customers at Humberside Airport, so this is great news that we will soon be able to offer fantastic accommodation for them.
“The new hotel is in the perfect location and will add to the ever-growing facilities at the airport.”