Number of Lincoln hotel rooms set to double

The number of hotel rooms in and around Lincoln is set to double in the coming years, according to figures from Visit Lincolnshire.

There are currently around 670 hotel rooms in the greater Lincoln area, and new developments in the city will almost double the figure.

Current developments include a four-star Doubletree by Hilton hotel on the Brayford, as well as an extension to the Holiday Inn.

The Hilton hotel, due to open in autumn 2011, will provide 115 new beds, and is set to create around 70 new jobs in Lincoln.

Planning permission has already been granted for 50 more bedrooms at the Holiday Inn, but the completion date is unknown yet.

Premier Inn also received permission to build a 130-bedroom hotel on the former site of a petrol garage and pub in Broadgate.

The Lincolnshire Showground, just north of Lincoln, is said to have has plans for a hotel development on the site as well.

Visit Lincolnshire estimates that over 470 new hotel rooms will be available to visitors in the city in the next two years.

“The recent investments in new hotel developments show some of the most reputable names in the hospitality industry have confidence in Lincoln’s future visitor economy,” Emma Tatlow Deputy Chief Executive for Visit Lincolnshire.

“Investment in new facilities will ensure that the city is able to cope with the growing demand of overseas and domestic tourism, and boost the current value of tourism to the county, which is currently worth £958 million.”

In 2008, the Holiday Inn Express hotel (pictured) opened on Tritton Road, with 118 bedrooms, a development worth £8.5million.

Source: Greater Lincoln Partnership