Independent British hoteliers, Hotel La Tour, have received planning permission to build a luxury, four-star plus hotel on land owned by MKDP.
It is intended that the hotel, which will be situated near Marlborough Gate junction, will boast state-of-the-art conference facilities, 250 bedrooms, an urban spa and rooftop restaurant and bar, catering for up to 400 guests at any one time.
Hotel La Tour Milton Keynes will also create a unique public space on the top floor, known as SeeMK. This space will offer members of the public panoramic views of the Milton Keynes skyline, as well as an opportunity to showcase and support local artists through a digital art exhibition area.
Hotel La Tour worked with local stakeholders, councils and community groups to ensure that the planned hotel is in-keeping with the guidance set out by the Central Milton Keynes Business Neighbourhood Plan. They also held a series of workshops, providing a platform for community groups to feedback their suggestions on the hotel development, as well as offering advice on how the hotel facilities could best serve the city.
MKDP’s Chief Executive Charles Macdonald says: ‘This is a great statement of intent and a key step in the evolution and growth of Central Milton Keynes, The hotel will deliver best in class facilities, provide guests and visitors a unique perspective of CMK and reinforce MK’s aspiration for a city that is ‘Better by Design’
Jane Riley, Hotel La Tour’s Operations Director, commented; “Hotel La Tour Milton Keynes will encapsulate the identity of the city, providing luxury and style, whilst also being functional and modern in design. We’re grateful to have received the productive feedback and guidance from passionate stakeholders in Milton Keynes and we remain committed to strengthening our relationship with the local community.”
Mark Stuart, Hotel La Tour’s Managing Director, commented; “As independent British hoteliers, we are passionate to be a part of Milton Keynes’ commercial growth, and our investment into Hotel La Tour will not only bring 195 full time jobs to Milton Keynes during the construction phase, but will also provide 167 full time jobs upon completion.”