Hamilton Park Racecourse has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound hotel on its grounds which aims to bring an economic and jobs boost for the local community.

The 118-guestroom property, operating under Hilton’s fastest growing brand, Hampton by Hilton, will be built on what is currently the main public car park of the racecourse grounds.

The £10 million project will bring up to 20 new jobs, doubling the current number of staff, with managerial, professional, customer service and administrative positions all up for grabs.

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The hotel is expected to double the size of the racecourse’s business within three years of opening.

Chief executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, Vivien Currie, described being “delighted” to unveil the landmark project for the venue, and emphasised how her team is “certain it will deliver substantial benefits to our business and the wider economy.”

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She said: “The project has been driven by both public demand, largely from our local customer base, not only for racedays, but for weddings and other events, and from our racing personnel.

“With an on-site hotel, we will further enhance our reputation as a wide-ranging, world-class sporting and hospitality attraction, while also providing a fantastic facility for racing staff when they visit Hamilton Park for our 18 race meetings.

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A formal planning application has been made to South Lanarkshire Council, and “a great deal of planning” has been put into the design of the hotel, said the venue.

It will be constructed in a modular fashion, and proposals have been developed in such a way that the project will cause minimal disruption to the area.

Designated parking will be available at the limited service hotel with little impact on raceday parking.

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Ms Currie added: “As a Lanarkshire business, we are incredibly excited by the core economic and regenerative objectives at the heart of this project and have no doubt that the site will excel as a venue, taking Hamilton Park to the next level.

“Historically, Hamilton Park Racecourse has been at the forefront of development in Scottish and UK racing, all the way back to being a pioneer for evening racing in 1947. These latest plans are a further marker of the ambitions of the team.”