With an extension to the Alton Towers Hotel having been in the pipeline for several years, the plans were finally realised when the Resort opened the first ever CBeebies Land Hotel in July 2017, after over a year’s worth of construction.

After years in development, the first signs of construction on the extension to Alton Towers Hotel were seen in early-mid May 2016 with the erection of fences around the area’s perimeter. The Woodland Walk was also closed as its entrance would no longer be accessible once construction was fully underway, and play equipment was removed from the existing hotel’s gardens.

Construction for the hotel extension is now well underway with work beginning on the digging of trenches which will form the foundations of the building. Fences now surround the construction site which extends from the side of the Enchanted Village Luxury Treehouses and around the bottom end of the Alton Towers Hotel gardens, the installation of which has also meant some pathways have had to be redirected. New drainage channels have also been installed in the hotel’s pond.

Following the official announcement of the CBeebies Land Hotel at the end of July, construction has started to pick up pace with Tarmac laid for what will eventually become the car park and concrete blocks delivered ready for use across the construction site. Concrete has been poured into trenches forming the majority of the outline of the building and what appear to be anchor points have been installed ready for when vertical construction commences. The Spa conservatory has now been demolished along with the outdoor sauna and Spa garden area. Some minor landscaping has also taken place with the stone edging to the side of the lake nearest the Spa being further built up.