Hotel extension planned at Southern park



A planning application has been made by Merlin Entertainments for extended accommodation at their Chessington park.

To accommodate the larger hotel, plans indicate the four storey extension will be added South of the hotel, occupying space currently used for a ‘Monkey and Bird Garden’. It is unknown if this area will be completely removed, or relocated.

The plan is for an extension to Chessington World of Adventure’s on-site accommodation  which will provide 69 extra bedrooms to the Holiday Inn branded hotel. Merlin Entertainments are also looking at the possibility of extending the current swimming pool – in order to add a water play play area, sauna and steam room.

The extension will be separated from the main building by a service road, however will be accessible internally via a bridge on the second floor. The ground floor will house a restaurant and bar, along with toilet facilities and an outdoor patio dining area (see above). Chessington World of Adventures will also be adding a new off-road adventure attraction ‘Zufari’ for the 2013 season.

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