Diggers have moved in to start making the foundations of the new 81-bedroom hotel, which is set to open at Merrie Gardens, as exclusively revealed by Island Echo back in January 2014.
The new development, which will be the company’s second hotel on the Isle of Wight, will help to generate additional business activity in the local area as customers eat and drink locally and make use of facilities in the nearby towns of Sandown and Shanklin.
The work will be carried out by Carter Lauren Construction Ltd.
There will be 80 car parking spaces and 16 cycle spaces and the hotel will employ 18 full-time staff members and 6 part-time.
The hotel will boast an additional 12 bedrooms compared to the existing Premier Inn at Seaclose in Newport, which will remain open.
ProCam4K have captured aerial footage of the work commencing, which can be viewed below.