PLANS have been unveiled to alter a Porthmadog hotel to incorporate more bedrooms within the building.
The Queen’s Hotel, on Station Road, has submitted a proposal with Gwynedd Council for internal works which would increase the number of bedrooms by eight.
According to the supporting documents, the work would result in an extra full-time and another part-time employee, but also a reduction in the space available within the bar and function areas.
The planning statement notes: “The proposal is to create 14 double bedrooms which includes two accessible double bedrooms on the ground floor giving a total of 28 people residing in the building overnight.
“A reduction in the floor area of the bar is also included as part of the proposal. The existing layout consists of 2 double management bedrooms, 8 double bedrooms and two single bedrooms for guests.
“The existing hotel is capable of housing a total of 22 people including management and the full size bar area of 120 people. The current bar has a license to hold 80 people plus 40 persons in the restaurant area giving a total occupancy figure of 140 people between the hours of 11 am and 12 midnight.
“The proposed number will be greatly reduced to a maximum of 40 people in the bar, the bar will be mainly used for residents and low key public opening.”
It concludes: “There is a conference room on the first floor capable of holding 30 people, this room will be removed and converted into two double bedrooms.
“Although the number of overnight occupants will be increased by eight people, the total number of potential occupiers will be reduced by 102 people, thus greatly reducing the risk to occupiers.”
It’s expected that Gwynedd Council’s planning department will consider the application over the coming months.