Council to invest £7.5 million in four-star Hanley hotel
More than £7 million of taxpayers' money will be used to bring a four-star hotel to the city centre.
The ‘internationally-branded’ 140-room hotel would be built on the council-owned Smithfield site in Hanley and create more than 50 jobs.
Cabinet members at Stoke-on-Trent City Council have today agreed to provide £4.55 million of loan funding for the project, which they say will help boost tourism and the City of Culture bid.
And Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is also set to provide a £2.95 million grant for the hotel, which will be delivered by Smithfield... read more
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