2003 has seen Alton Towers invest over £30 million into a new water themed hotel to accompany the existing popular hotel which opened in 1996. The new hotel includes around 200 bedrooms, a conference centre and water park.

Use the buttons on the right to navigate around this extensive construction archive, also covering the hotel’s first few weeks of opening.

Construction Photos

Browse through the galleries below, which documented the construction of the new hotel complex from the very start to its shaky opening in 2003.


December 2001

March 2002

September 2002

Construction of the new hotel is well underway, most of the main structure work is complete. The hotel is being heavily advertised to park guests who can already book a room for the opening next spring!

October 2002

November 2002

March 2003

April 2003