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Blackpool’s Big Blue opens for business
POSTED 09 Jun 2003 . BY
The Thompson family, owners of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, will open The Big Blue Hotel on 13 June, with many rooms overlooking the Pleasure Beach and the Pepsi Max Big One rollercoaster.

Work commenced in October 2002 and handover was in May this year, earlier than originally anticipated. It is the first hotel to be built in the town for over 20 years.

The 4-storey hotel will be run in conjunction with the Best Western group.

Aimed principally at families visiting Pleasure Beach, 72 of the hotel’s 116 bedrooms are large-sized family rooms. These feature two child-sized bunks, each with its own tv and – with the bathroom separating the two areas – a king-sized double bed which can convert to a twin.

Also provided are a third tv, DVD player, high-speed internet access and games consoles.

Many of the rooms overlook two of the Pleasure Beach roller coasters, including Europe’s tallest and fastest, the Pepsi Max Big One. Pleasure Beach head of public relations, Sarah Dornford-May, said many customers have been specifically requesting the rooms with a rollercoaster view.

Other rooms on offer include standard rooms for the budget market; executive rooms with their own lounge areas and luxury suites. The latter are two executive rooms linked together, one being used as a bedroom and the other as a sitting/dining area.

Elsewhere, the hotel has a business and conference centre, fully equipped gym and treatment room and a brasserie-style restaurant with bar.

At reception, children have their own check-in, a half height desk where they can get their own room keys, hire DVDs and computer games and join Captain Blue’s Club.

Design, build and fit out of the £4.5m project was undertaken by Stockport-based Multibuild, a first for the company. Tony Short, company chief executive, said that they had wanted to create the "most exciting and original hotel on the coast". John Mawdsley, formerly chair of Best Western, provided guidance in the design of the structure.

Multibuild have also worked on developments for Scottish & Newcastle, Prima Inns, Macdonald Hotels, Mitchells & Butlers and Wetherspoons. Amongst other projects, they are currently working on a 58-room hotel and restaurant for Fuller, Smith and Turner in Hillingdon. Details: www.bigbluehotel.com

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Blackpool’s Big Blue opens for business
POSTED 09 Jun 2003 . BY
The Thompson family, owners of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, will open The Big Blue Hotel on 13 June, with many rooms overlooking the Pleasure Beach and the Pepsi Max Big One rollercoaster.

Work commenced in October 2002 and handover was in May this year, earlier than originally anticipated. It is the first hotel to be built in the town for over 20 years.

The 4-storey hotel will be run in conjunction with the Best Western group.

Aimed principally at families visiting Pleasure Beach, 72 of the hotel’s 116 bedrooms are large-sized family rooms. These feature two child-sized bunks, each with its own tv and – with the bathroom separating the two areas – a king-sized double bed which can convert to a twin.

Also provided are a third tv, DVD player, high-speed internet access and games consoles.

Many of the rooms overlook two of the Pleasure Beach roller coasters, including Europe’s tallest and fastest, the Pepsi Max Big One. Pleasure Beach head of public relations, Sarah Dornford-May, said many customers have been specifically requesting the rooms with a rollercoaster view.

Other rooms on offer include standard rooms for the budget market; executive rooms with their own lounge areas and luxury suites. The latter are two executive rooms linked together, one being used as a bedroom and the other as a sitting/dining area.

Elsewhere, the hotel has a business and conference centre, fully equipped gym and treatment room and a brasserie-style restaurant with bar.

At reception, children have their own check-in, a half height desk where they can get their own room keys, hire DVDs and computer games and join Captain Blue’s Club.

Design, build and fit out of the £4.5m project was undertaken by Stockport-based Multibuild, a first for the company. Tony Short, company chief executive, said that they had wanted to create the "most exciting and original hotel on the coast". John Mawdsley, formerly chair of Best Western, provided guidance in the design of the structure.

Multibuild have also worked on developments for Scottish & Newcastle, Prima Inns, Macdonald Hotels, Mitchells & Butlers and Wetherspoons. Amongst other projects, they are currently working on a 58-room hotel and restaurant for Fuller, Smith and Turner in Hillingdon. Details: www.bigbluehotel.com

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The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
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COMPANY PROFILES
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

08-08 May 2024

Hospitality Design Conference

Hotel Melià , Milano , Italy
10-12 May 2024

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
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