New tourist info centre sets up at the Hippodrome

The new home of the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, is being officially opened by MP Stephen Lloyd on April 29.

The office, which has moved from Kestrel House, will function as a satellite tourist information centre, offering information on hotels and attractions and box office facilities.

EHA chairman Jerome Farrow said, “I am delighted with the move of the EHA.

“It will give the association a more public profile whilst providing an important facility for guests and residents in the Devonshire Park West Ward.

“At the same time, it will improve the Hippodrome as a facility as it will give the building more of an open feel. It also highlights the fact that the venue can have more than one purpose.”

Senior head of Tourism and Leisure Tracey McNulty said, “The Royal Hippodrome is a great landmark building, which is being given a new lease of life through our partnership with local hoteliers and it is great to see the EHA as a whole creating a presence there and running a satellite tourist information service in that area of town, breathing new life into the venue as a community and cultural asset for the town as well as a host for performing arts.”

The office will initially be open to the public between 9.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday though the EHA hopes that if there is the demand that it will open longer in the peak season.

The opening coincides with the taking over of the venue by RHT Management on a licence from the council.

For more information about the EHA go to www.eastbournehotels.org.uk or for information about the Royal Hippodrome Theatre and upcoming performances go to www.royalhippodrome.com