British MP appeals for new hotel development in Plymouth

A Member of Parliament for the English coastal city of Plymouth is hoping that a Quality Inn Hotel on Plymouth Hoe may soon be sold to new owners and replaced with a five-star hotel.

According to the Plymouth Herald, representatives from Tamar Properties (Canterbury) Ltd confirmed a sale was "imminent" after appearing at Plymouth Magistrates' Court last week. The newspaper suggested that should a sale be agreed between the Essex-based firm and a buyer, development plans will be proposed to combine residential apartments with a hotel.

The news has been well received among local residents and Conservative MP Oliver Colvile, who represents the Sutton and Devonport constituency, has since called upon potential owners to transform "the weak link of Plymouth Hoe" into a five-star establishment.

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Cllr Ian Tuffin, who represents the St. Peter and Waterfront ward, a five-star property is "a million miles away." 

The Quality Hotel opened in 1970 and closed last January. A fire damaged three stories of the property last month. 


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