Chesterfield Hotel staff work their final shifts

Chesterfield Hotel.
Chesterfield Hotel.

Staff at Chesterfield Hotel are working their final shifts at the town institution.

Question marks hang over the future of the hotel after Saturday, when employees will finish.

Earlier this month, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins held urgent talks with the hotel owners after staff contacted him to say they had not been paid for working in December.

Meanwhile, members of the hotel’s former leisure centre are still hundreds of pounds out of pocket despite being promised a full refund after it closed last April.

The MP said that the owners assured him during the meeting that staff and leisure centre customers would be paid by the end of this month.

Chesterfield Hotel, on Malkin Street, opened in 1877 and has been a major name and employer in the town ever since.

It has been the venue for countless occasions, including weddings, birthday celebrations and Christmas parties.

The firm which owns Chesterfield Hotel is still active, according to Companies House.

Nobody at the hotel or representatives of the owners were available for comment.