Question mark hangs over future of Chesterfield Hotel after crunch meeting

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A question mark tonight hangs over the future of Chesterfield Hotel.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins says staff at the town institution have agreed to work until the end of the month – but it has not been confirmed what will happen after then.

Mr Perkins, who is also shadow minister for business, held an urgent meeting with the hotel owners after staff contacted him to say they had not been paid for working last month.

The MP said that the owners assured him during the meeting that staff and customers who have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket following the closure of the hotel’s leisure centre last April would be paid within the next ten days.

Nobody from the hotel was available for comment.

Three-star Chesterfield Hotel, on Malkin Street, opened in 1877 and has been a well-known name and employer in the town ever since.

It is the venue for many occasions, including weddings, business meetings and parties over the festive season.