A sign at the Castletown Golf Links Hotel site saying ‘Re-Opening Soon’ has sparked interest among locals.
The wording was put on the sign by owner of the golf course, Peter Vermeulen.
He said: ‘The intention of the wording, whilst admittedly a bit cheeky, is to create public interest in what is going on at the hotel, spark further public debate and get commitment from the owner to address the dilapidated state of the building in the interest of the island, the south, Derbyhaven residents, tourism and the owners of the golf course.
‘We have made the effort to make a nice clubhouse which walkers come into and enjoy something to eat and drink but when your neighbour has a building in such a dilapidated state it can be detrimental to island.
‘Dandara stated in February 2012 that they will be going through an extensive consultation process with approximately 15 stakeholders, over a four-month period, to determine the views and concerns over what developments should take place.
He said: ‘They consulted with the owners of the golf course and Derbyhaven Residents Society in March and April 2012 and there has been no further word from them or a planning application submitted.’
‘So, we can only assume that in the absence of a planning application or feedback to the stakeholders that they will reopen the hotel, like we did with the clubhouse which was in the same physical state as the hotel, but we did something about it.’
‘If they don’t want to re-open the hotel, then they need to tell the public, tourists, golfers and stakeholders what they are going to do and when,’ he added.
A spokesman for the owner of the hotel site, FI Developments Limited, part of the Dandara Group, said: ‘FI Developments Limited is carefully considering the future of the site and will announce its plans at the earliest opportunity.’