AN ENTREPRENEUR has vowed to ‘inject some fun’ into a tourist destination after taking over a historic hotel on the island.
Howard Spooner, 48, who counts the Duke of Sussex amongst his friends, has taken over The George Hotel in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
He has vowed to ‘inject some fun’ into the island, which he labelled as a best kept secret for ‘retired people’.
The entrepreneur has previously owned the Public nightclub in London as well as other night-life spots across the capital.
Mr Spooner is planning to revamp the hotel, which dates back to the 17th century, by installing a sauna, hot tubs and sunbeds as well as make it a go to food destination.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he said: ‘I think the Isle of Wight has got so much going for it and it's such an amazing place to go to.
‘When the sun's out you won't find anything like it, it's absolutely stunning. I hope I can inject a bit of fun and liven it up a bit.'
The George Hotel was once home to Sir Robert Holmes, who was an Admiral in the 1600s, and he often entertained King Charles II.