A NORTH WALES-BASED hospitality and leisure operator has revealed its plans to expand a Llangollen hotel, as well as promising to bring 'something incomparable' to the Wrexham area.

One Hundred Knights is the company responsible for operating The Royal Hotel, Tyn Dwr Hall and the Three Eagles Bar & Grill - all based in Llangollen.

The business says that enabling works are continuing at The Royal and that there are plans to open a new restaurant in Wrexham this autumn.

Knights Construction Group began restoration works at The Royal in July, starting with structural works to secure the river wall beneath the hotel footprint.

One Hundred Knights also says new locations have now been identified to further develop the leisure portfolio 'bringing new jobs and additional prosperity to the region'.

With announcements about expansion imminent, One Hundred Knights MD Matt Jones is focused on success.

He said: “There are big plans happening. The silver lining to what has been a tough year is future growth.

“We’re enormously proud of our company culture, the community of people we work with and the businesses we operate. Armed with a winning formula, we plan to open more hotels and restaurants in the next five years.

"We will open our new restaurant in the autumn and look to identify further opportunities for new restaurant ventures in the coming 12-18 months. Enabling works on The Royal Hotel have already begun in earnest. A full refurbishment and renovation will take place before a newly-realised Royal Hotel is opened to guests in late 2022.

"The boutique 4* experience will offer something incomparable for the area and entice a broad market to visit the town and surrounding areas, whilst providing additional investment for the local economy.

"Our new restaurant will be based around a basic philosophy of ‘the best of home grown produce and British cooking’. We want our diners to feel a sense of nostalgia for our classic British dishes, which we’ll deliver with a contemporary edge.

"Our new venture looks to capitalise on a new wave of eating out in Britan, where the focus is on high-quality delicious food and drinks, whilst having a good time. We want to take the level of cooking from traditionally high-quality restaurants, and apply this same ethos with less of the airs and graces.

"We hope to appeal to a cross section of society with a new welcoming, friendly brand and experience, which will be accessible, affordable and friendly."

Matt and his wife Vicky, have a young family and are passionate about driving commercial success and enhancing their community.

“Family, integrity and ambition remain at the heart of each business ethos and provide the principles to which the group is founded upon,” he said.

The team behind the hospitality group of companies have used the previous 12 months to proactively plan for a successful comeback, alongside devising new strategies for growth under its One Hundred Knights brand and development of its senior management team marks a commitment to future development.

“Following a substantial period of progressive growth, we have restructured the senior management team to ensure dedicated support in key areas across finance, commercial and marketing. This will prove integral to the team in driving commercial success, with our sights firmly set on further development and rapid expansion.” said Matt.

Yvonne Jackson, CEO of Condor Hotels has been appointed to the One Hundred Knights Board of Directors to support plans to refurbish and re-launch The Royal Hotel.

A ‘hands on’ business consultant, Yvonne has over thirty highly successful years of hospitality experience, having held senior management positions at many 4-star deluxe hotels.

Since the lifting of restrictions, wedding venue Tyn Dwr Hall (now in its fifth year of trading) has enjoyed its first full month of weddings, whilst the Three Eagles has gone from strength to strength.

The restaurant was recently awarded a 2021 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award – its second since the start of trading in 2018.

“As our reputation grows, so does our confidence in what we can achieve as a group, this is a truly exciting time for One Hundred Knights and our team.” Matt concluded.