Thorpe Park submits plans for permanent hotel

Thorpe Park hotel plansThorpe Park has submitted a planning application for a permanent hotel building, which it hopes will replace temporary accommodation.

Work on the 250-room hotel would begin in two years’ time if the proposal is approved, with opening coming at the start of the 2018 season.

The first stage of construction would see the development of 150 rooms, with a further 100 being added at a later stage.

The plans show a a basic hotel design, with the final appearance and detail of theming to follow in June.

A wooden jetty is also included in the application, which would provide access to a boat link between the hotel and the theme park.

Thorpe Park has offered accommodation in the form of recycled shipping containers for the past two seasons.

A decision on the new hotel will be made by Runnymede Borough Council in August.