Thanet MP officially opens Botany Bay hotel

29 April 2014 by
Thanet MP officially opens Botany Bay hotel

The Botany Bay hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs, Kent, has been officially opened by the South Thanet MP Laura Sandys (pictured with Jonathan Neame).

Formerly the Fayreness hotel, the 30-bedroom property has undergone a £1.4m, 10-week refurbishment by family-owned brewer Shepherd Neame.

Fifteen new jobs have been created at the hotel, taking the total number of staff up to 50.

Sandys said she was "thrilled" to formally open the hotel and that the new appointments were "very good news" for Thanet.

Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame, added: "We are very proud of the hotel's new look, but also that our significant investment is resulting in major economic benefits to the coastal area of East Kent, following on from the success of our recent £1.6m transformation of the Marine hotel at Whitstable.

"We have created a significant number of new hospitality and catering roles at the Botany Bay, and we are confident that the presence of such a stylish destination hotel will provide a boost for the local tourism market."

Shepherd Neame operates 13 hotels and inns throughout Kent.">" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">
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