UP TO 20 new jobs could be created by the sale of the Carlton Park Hotel, according to its new owners.
Red Admiral Vintage have snapped up the three-star Moorgate Road venue and said they planned to plough a seven-figure sum into upgrading its 80 rooms, banqueting suites and reception areas.
Some areas will be reconfigured to reflect the changing way in which the venue is used by local businesses and community groups, the firm said.
General manager Kevin Saville said: “The acquisition of the Carlton Park Hotel marks an exciting new chapter in our long history.
“The exciting plans our new owners have for the business will see new jobs created, existing roles safeguarded and are designed to reflect the changing role hotels play.
“Since opening its doors in 1981, the Carlton Park has played a vital role in the local community, something which will continue, offering a destination for families to celebrate special occasions, a hub for the local business community as well as providing the perfect destination for those spending time visiting our region.”
Lee Pemberton, director of Red Admiral Investments, said: “The Carlton Park is very much a sleeping giant within South Yorkshire's economy.
“It is a hotel packed with potential. The venue is largest we have acquired to date and our plans will place the venue at the heart of our future development and growth plans.
“Our plans are currently underway and our vision is for the hotel to become the flagship of our growing hotel business, forming a key part of our future growth plans.”
Red Admiral Vintage currently runs 18 hotels around the UK.