Prince Harry's friend vows to '˜inject some fun' into Isle of Wight after taking over The George Hotel

AN ENTREPRENEUR has vowed to '˜inject some fun' into a tourist destination after taking over a historic hotel on the island.Â

Monday, 14th January 2019, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 7:32 pm
Aerial footage of the Isle of Wight. Picture: Sarah Standing (180830-344)

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'. 

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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.