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Starboard adds motorway hotel to portfolio

By Emma Eversham , 17-Jul-2008

Starboard Hotels buys the site for a new hotel at a motorway services area in West Yorkshire

Starboard Hotels has announced plans to open a new Days Inn at a 35-acre motorway services area near Wetherby, West Yorkshire. 

The 126-bedroom hotel will be developed as part of Moto Hospitality`s expansion plan for the site at junction 46 of the A1 and is set to be completed by the beginning of next year. 


Paul Callingham, Managing Director of Starboard Hotels, said the hotel, bought through Christie & Co  was "another exciting addition" to the portfolio. 


“We’ve chosen this site because of its prominent location on the A1. It is also near the Wetherby racecourse and close to York and Harrogate," he added. 


Starboard Hotels, owned by Philip Houghton and Stephen Carter along with Callingham, has also submitted planning applications for two Holiday Inn Express hotels – a 200-bedroom property in Edgbaston, Birmingham and a 202-bedroom property in Gateshead. The company is also opening another Holiday Inn Express in Burnley this summer. 

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