A large hotel could be built on Jamestown’s Waterfront.
Executive councillors gave approval for the idea to be explored as a future option – after endorsing a separate plan to convert numbers 1, 2 and 3 Main Street into four-star accommodation.
Both ideas were put before the council at a special meeting on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.
A press release says tourism experts have advised that accommodation of a high standard will be needed when the island’s airport opens in 2016.
The council approved the option to develop the Government-owned building into a hotel with at least 30 bedrooms.
The former East India Company building would have a restaurant and bar that could cater for up to 90 people.
A new building would be constructed at the rear to provide accommodation, including hotel rooms with disabled access – if planning permission is given.
The press release said: “This four-star hotel will complement other local initiatives in developing tourist accommodation, and will serve as a catalyst for economic development, including the involvement of local producers and service providers.
“Executive Council also considered an option for the development of a larger hotel at the Waterfront and approved the exploration of this option for the future.
“Further detailed design work will now proceed for the development of 1, 2 and 3 Main Street as a quality hotel. The public will be kept informed and will have an opportunity to view the plans and drawings once these have been finalised.”
- Executive Council also noted a positive meeting at the Rock Club to consult on the development of a solar farm around the site of the current rifle range at Half Tree Hollow. “There was overwhelming support for the project,” said the press release.