Llandudno...Another Hotel Bites The Dust As Liquidators Called In To Whitehouse Hotel!
Thoughts Of Mrs Colwyn Bay
Hotels are dropping like flies in Llandudno, It's really sad for the owners, and for staff losing their jobs. They could turn in in for the use of Asylum which would get some money and pay some bills rather than leave it empty. The other option could be to convert it to flats.
A Llandudno hotel with numerous poor reviews has called in liquidators after a fall in trade. The Whitehouse Hotel sits in a prime position on the seafront of the seaside town but was badly rated on the review site TripAdvisor - with 452 out of 1,099 reviewers saying it was "terrible".
Liquidators said operator Seaside and Rural Breaks Limited had been hit by the slowdown in the hospitality sector at a time when costs are spiraling. The 56-bedroom hotel on St Georges Crescent saw losses start to mount as it was not able to generate enough income.
It will not have been helped by its online reviews with a recent one warning 'Don't go there' while another talked of damp, stains on bedding and "animals roaming the hotel".
Dean Watson and Paul Stanley, from Begbies Traynor, were recently appointed as joint liquidators. All the staff were made redundant.
A spokesperson for Begbies Traynor said: "Like many others operating in the hospitality sector the company found it difficult to compete in a challenging market. The company did everything it could to keep the business trading but ultimately were faced with no other option but to close the business through a creditor’s voluntary liquidation and all the staff were made redundant.”
Businesses also now face a rates hike next year after Finance Minister Rebecca Evans announced that Covid rate relief would be reduced for leisure, retail and hospitality sectors from 75% to 40% whilst increasing rates across the board by 5%. It could put more businesses under pressure from April 1 2024.