£1.5m facelift for Bolton’s Holiday Inn Hotel

Bolton Holiday Inn Hotel

Bolton’s Holiday Inn Hotel has undergone a £1.5m facelift, which is ongoing as the finishing touches are applied at the site.

The hotel was closed for nine months during lockdown, and re-opened fully in June, 2021. Refurbishment work, however, continued until more recently.

More work will now go ahead in the near future refurbishing other bedrooms in the hotel, and there are also plans to improve the adjacent car parking area and to make a new, dedicated entrance to Cloisters.

The landmark building in the town centre was opened in November, 1991, built on the site of St Mary’s RC Primary School and incorporated the former St Mary’s Church. This part of the complex was created into the hotel’s iconic Cloisters venue with its stained glass windows and original arches.

Cloisters has been the setting for many weddings and pivotal events for the town.

The new look hotel interior is also evident in the brighter and more modern open lobby and in the hotel’s refurbished bedrooms.

General manager, Dieter Koch, said: “Plans were already in place before lockdown to refurbish the building and make it more contemporary.

“When lockdown began it offered us the opportunity to go ahead with the work while we were closed. This was definitely, though, not without its problems at the time. like everything else.”

One of the refurbished rooms

Mr Koch added: “The response from the public to all the work that’s been done so far has been very positive. People really seem to appreciate the improvements.

“Wedding bookings are coming in well, and we’ve got lunches and charity events booked as well. We’ve got our business travellers and tours back and 2022 is looking positive.”

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