Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce

November 2016 update

The new Premier Inn will have a soft opening on 21st January 2017 with on-line bookings being taken from 4th February.

Planning application for a new spa hotel

The Chamber has very actively supported the planning application for a new spa hotel in Hadnock Road, which would bring £3.1 million benefit per year to the local economy.

A number of members and a considerable number of residents of the town have written in to support this exciting project.

We are very pleased to inform you that on 3rd May the planning committee unanimously passed the outline plans for the hotel, subject to conditions on clarification of flood modelling. This is fantastic news.

The threat remains that the application may be called in by the Welsh Government,  as a result of comments made by Natural Resources Wales

Portal Road hotel March 2016

We are extremely pleased that work began on the site on 7th March and it is planned the hotel should be finished for the end of Christmas 2016. In the meantime, we are examining the feasibility of including some temporary coach parking spaces on the site.

Portal Road

Chamber says new hotel is fantastic news for the economy of the town.

David Cummings, Chairman of Monmouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce commented.

“It is indeed fantastic news for the town that a new 60 bedroom 3 star plus hotel has now moved much closer to realisation . On Monmouthshire County Council’s own figures this will result in £1 million boost annually for the economy of the town. (Based on the bed stock survey and STEAM report)

Some readers and businesses will no doubt be aware of the nine year crusade of lobbying of MCC by the Chamber and the hundreds of hours spent engaging with stakeholders, developing interest and helping MCC overcome obstacles to reach this milestone.  

With only 90 bedrooms in town, Monmouth has for so long lacked enough serviced accommodation for us to attract the numbers of tourists and business visitors we deserve, compared to Ross (estimated 250 beds) and hold more weddings, so we can compete with the likes of Usk.

It is important to stress that the proposed hotel will only have a small integral restaurant side (no Brewer’s Fayre or equivalent ) for breakfasts and snacks,  so we envisage that residents will walk into town to take lunch,  or an evening meal, at one of our excellent restaurants and cafes.

It would be remiss of me not to recognise and appreciate the substantial financial investment most existing providers of accommodation have made recently to ensure that their accommodation offering is up to, or exceeds, the expected contemporary standards”.