The owners of the Chesterfield Hotel have announced the venue will be closing its doors for the final time on Saturday night after more than 100 years of service.
The building, which first opened its doors in 1877, has been threatened with closure for a number of months with Chesterfield’s MP Toby Perkins holding meetings with the owners to try and secure its future but those meetings have proved fruitless as the announcement came this afternoon (Wednesday) that it will close.
Closing the doors at the weekend will bring to end 138-years of using the facility as both a hotel and leisure venue.
MP Toby Perkins has told Peak FM: “It’s a really important building and a landmark for the town right next to the train station. I hope a viable use for it can be found but my heart goes out to the members of staff who have worked tirelessly under very difficult circumstances there.”
Mr Perkins also said he has had assurances that staff who work at the hotel will be paid their wages although it could take a number of weeks for that money to reach them.
Once the building closes on Saturday Mr Perkins understands a feasibility study will be carried out to assess the extent of work needed to improve the building should it be re-opened as a hotel or what other options are open to developers should they wish to turn it into something else.