Architect Ellis Williams has submitted a pre-planning application for an adventure-themed hotel on behalf of outdoor activity operator Zip World. The scheme is intended for a site to the south of Llanrwst in Conwy County Borough, close to Snowdonia National Park.
The plans for the 75-room, four-star hotel include a giant slide through the centre arriving within the ground floor reception and cafe/bar, an external climbing wall, virtual reality pods and underground subterranean caves. A pool on the top floor stretches out above the central atrium with accompanying saunas that feature extensive views down the valley.
Zip World operates from three locations in North Wales, which has in recent years made a major push in adrenaline sports tourism.
A public consultation was launched on Monday and will run until 10 July. A drop-in community consultation event will be held at the Eagles Hotel, Llanrwst tomorrow between 11am and 2pm.
Following the completion of consultation, a planning application will be submitted to Conwy Council with construction proposed to start in 2018.