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Dec

Green light for Doncaster Racecourse hotel

Plans to build a 154-bedroom hotel on the west side of Doncaster Racecourse have been approved. 

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster external view from the front

Construction of the Hilton Garden Inn will commence at the start of 2017 and open in the summer of 2018.

The six-storey venue will comprise event space, hospitality suites, parking and landscaping.

Tim Banfield, executive director of Doncaster Racecourse, said building the Hilton would mark a “new era”.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president at Hilton, added: “Hilton has a strong legacy of sporting venue developments, with more than 10,000 rooms either trading or under construction across four continents.

“With more than 280,000 people visiting Doncaster Racecourse in 2015, this hotel will provide prime mid-scale accommodation to domestic and international travellers alike.”

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones added: “This prestigious development which brings Hilton’s world famous hospitality to our internationally acclaimed racecourse is a real feather in Doncaster’s cap.

“The scheme will complement the new homes going up at Belle Vue and plans for the former Doncaster Bloodstock Sales and is more evidence of Doncaster delivering on the jobs and growth front.”

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