£50 million luxury Welsh “village” aimed at Chinese tourists

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11 Dec 2011

£50 million luxury Welsh “village” aimed at Chinese tourists

Chinese visitors are at the heart of a plan to build a luxury tourist village deep in rural south west Wales at Pantglass Hall according to China-based Maxhard Ltd.

The development, near Llandeilo, would be “marketed to a select international clientele” and would feature a 92-bed hotel, 80 holiday homes with a pool on a 22 acre site in Carmarthenshire. Pantglas Hall, which is a well known timeshare resort, is affiliated to RCI.

The new resort would be built around the existing lake within the private grounds of Pantglas Hall and Maxhard say it expects 20,000 tourists a year when it’s completed.

The five storey luxury hotel would incorporate an existing Grade II tower which is the only structure left from the original 19830s hall at the historic Pantglas building. Full facilities would include a restaurant, pool, gym, spa, conference and wedding facilities.

Maxhard already owns a land around the existing timeshare complex of 25 Swiss-style wooden cabins. The cabins would remain but the plan is to build a further 80 new timeshare houses on the development.

Director Tommy’s Li told BBC Wales this week that his company was developing holiday resorts in countries across the world, including China, Canada and Germany.

"We are going to bring at least 20,000 Chinese clients each year to Wales."

The result of the planning application will be known next year.


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