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Four-Star Floating Hotel Suites Planned for Milford Marina

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The Port of Milford Haven is pleased to confirm that Pembrokeshire County Council’s Planning Committee recently approved its application to erect four floating hotel accommodation units within Milford Marina.

web_artists-impression-of-milford-waterfronts-floating-hotel-suites-630x342The proposed four-star floating suites form part of the Milford Waterfront development which will build on the established retail, café and restaurant experience to create a vibrant waterfront destination attracting thousands more visitors to Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire each year.

“Our idea was developed when we were looking at ways to quickly add to the existing bedstock in Milford Haven,” said Neil Jenkins, Destination Director at the Port of Milford Haven.  “As the development gets underway we are expecting to see an increase in the number of staying visitors to the area.  It was also important to us that whatever was proposed would match the high quality offering already enjoyed at Milford’s four gold anchor marina; a highly sought after accreditation within the marine leisure industry.  The floating suites should offer a unique experience for anyone wanting to soak up the tranquil marina atmosphere without necessarily owning a boat.”

Work is continuing on developing this proposal and supporting business plan with an ambition to officially open the suites before Easter 2018.

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The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

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