THREE Llandudno hotels which had been placed in administration have been closed.

The hotels are: the Belmont, the Llandudno Bay Hotel and the Queens Hotel, which were owned by Northern Powerhouse Developments.

The company and hotels had been placed in administration by financial consultants Duff and Phelps.

Philip Duffy, joint administrator, said: “It is clear the hotel and catering sector is set to face a very tough few months, with income and revenue severely hit by the widespread travel restrictions in place, both across the UK and worldwide. As a result, we have had no choice but to close these hotels temporarily as the world addresses the COVID-19 crisis.”

Other Northern Powerhouse Developments hotels in Pembrokeshire and West Yorkshire have been similarly closed.Last Autumn the three Llandudno hotels were put up for sale. The Grade II listed Belmont Hotel, which has 27 bedrooms had a price tag of £1,100,000. It had been refurbished. It has a bar and restaurant at ground floor level with an external terrace.

The Llandudno Bay Hotel is also Grade II listed and has 61 bedrooms was offered for £1,950,000, it has also been comprehensively refurbished. It has two large function rooms and potential to expand facilities at lower ground floor level.

The 83 bedroom Queen’s Hotel is similarly Grade II listed and had a price of £2,250,000. It has a large dining area with circa 160 covers and extensive function facilities comprising two large ballrooms.