The Ramada Park Hall hotel has closed after the discovery of legionella bacteria in samples taken from the property’s water system.
The City of Wolverhampton Council has served a prohibition notice on the property following concerns related to the hotel’s water management system.
Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: “The health and safety of our residents and visitors is a key priority for the council and our environmental health team who regularly carry out inspections at premises across the city.
“Today, after careful consideration, we made the decision to serve notice to formally prohibit the use of the hot and cold water systems at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel due to issues with its water management system.”
He added: “Although Legionnaires’ disease is rare and we are not currently aware of any cases in this instance, it’s important that we take the right precautions to prevent the risk of anyone falling ill.
“The council will now follow the legal process and work closely with the business to ensure the necessary works have been carried out and there is no longer a risk to public health. The council is keen for the hotel to reopen once the risk has been addressed.”
A statement on the hotel group’s website read: “Due to remedial work required on our hot and cold water system we are not taking hotel bedroom bookings. However, pre-arranged events and functions continue to take place as normal as the hotel has put in place contingency measures to ensure that any disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.