North West Wales

Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno to be disabled venue

Esplanade Hotel, Llandudno Image copyright Safehands Care
Image caption The Esplanade Hotel is closed for a major renovation ahead of the summer season

A landmark Llandudno hotel, which has former prime minister Harold Wilson and the Duke of Kent among its previous guests, will be converted into a holiday destination for disabled people.

The four-storey Esplanade Hotel has been bought by Safehands Care based in Blackpool for an undisclosed sum.

The hotel has closed for a major renovation ahead of the summer season.

Current staff will be allowed to reapply for 18 jobs when it reopens.

Safehands Care, which runs a similar hotel in Blackpool, says the hotel would transform the type of accommodation offered to disabled customers.

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