Plans unveiled for £7m airport hotel

BUSINESS travellers and holidaymakers will be able to stay at Humberside Airport for the first time if a new £7m luxury hotel development is given the go ahead by councillors.

East Yorkshire property developer Paul Green has announced plans to submit a planning application for a 100 bedroom hotel, restaurant, bar and gym.

Mr Green is the man behind Nightel Humber, Humberside Airport’s only existing hotel which caters for workers in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, who work off the North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire coast.

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The latest development, which will be extendable as demand increases, is earmarked for land between Nightel Humber and the main A18 link road to Grimsby.

Mr Green said the hotel, which he hopes will attract an international brand, will create nearly 60 jobs and will be part-funded by an RDF grant, organised via North Lincolnshire Council.

Work is expected to get underway on site as soon as planning consent is granted and the development is forecast to open its doors in summer next year.

The proposed development is based on market research, Mr Green said, which identified a ‘significant demand’ for beds on or near the airport from business travellers and holidaymakers.

It will also feature on-site parking.

Mr Green said: “As Humberside Airport develops and becomes more important both regionally and nationally, it needs a comfortable place for travellers to stay in order to remain competitive. Therefore we believe now is the right time to build a luxury hotel on site that can provide just that service.

Mr Green added the development would not be possible without help from North Lincolnshire Council and the airport’s owners, Eastern Group.