A WEST Kilbride hotel has built a major new function suite, designed to host weddings and conferences.
Seamill Hydro Hotel, which overlooks the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran, said the new £5 million Firth Pavillion, which was completed with a £2.5m funding package from Santander, will cater for around 100 weddings this year, increasing to more than 120 in 2018.
The new suite, which includes a hotel reception, foyer and grand atrium tower, is expected to bring “significant revenue growth” for the hotel, and see it add to its workforce.
Seamill Hydro Hotel, which was established during Queen Victoria’s reign, now offers 80 bedrooms, a restaurant with sea view, a raft of leisure facilities and five meeting and conference rooms with a maximum conference capacity of 500.
Completion of the new Firth Pavillion came as the hotel secured a four-star rating.
Sylvester Sweeney, partner and head of the development team at Seamill Hydro Hotel, said: “The development of the new venue is a natural step for us to take, and the support from Santander has been key.
“There has been a relentless focus to build what we believe is the ultimate wedding experience including a stunning honeymoon suite.”
Narinder Baryah, relationship director at Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “The team at the Seamill Hydro Hotel have a passionate and clear strategy for growth and we are delighted to be able to support them with the exciting new venue.
“This investment will result in more footfall, conferences and other corporate activities.”