THE Queens Hotel in Llandudno has closed its doors for good.

The hotel was one of three establishments, owned by Northern Powerhouse Developments, that had been placed in administration.

In March, the Pioneer reported that administrators Duff and Phelps had been left 'no choice' but to close the hotels temporarily at the 'world addresses the Covid-19 crisis'.

But on Thursday, May 7 - The Queens Hotel revealed it was to close its doors permanently.

A post on Facebook said: "Today is the day we have to post a very sad time in history.

"Today is the day our doors are closed permanently.

"All the team would like to thank you all for your loyal support over the many years as we welcomed you as strangers and said goodbye as friends until your next visit.

"The Queens will still remain as a family and we wish you all health and happiness for the future."

The Queens Hotel, situated on the promenade, has been welcoming guests for more than a century.

The 83 bedroom hotel, Grade II listed, had a price tag of £2,250,000.

It has a large dining area with circa 160 covers and function facilities comprising two large ballrooms.

Along with the Queens Hotel, the Belmont and the Llandudno Bay Hotel have also been place in administration and are temporary closed.

In March, Philip Duffy, joint administrator of Duff and Phelps, 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.”