The Cornwall hotel hosting the G7 Summit still looks ‘like a building site’ with just days to go before welcoming world leaders, MailOnline can reveal.
With less than two weeks to the start of the prestigious event, overflowing bins, bags of cement, piles of wood and gigantic containers of rumble are all still clearly visible around the Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall.
World leaders will gather in the sleepy Cornish village on June 11 for the two-day summit. But as we approach the hotel – where US President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will be staying – a beachside parking lot is littered with building materials.
And parts of the main parking lot at the five-star hotel further up the road also resemble a construction site with building materials and waste scattered around.
Cornwall’s Carbis Bay Hotel ‘still looks’ like a construction site’ with just weeks before hosting the G7 summit
The hotel – where US President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will stay – is littered with building materials
Overflowing bins, bags of cement, piles of wood and gigantic containers of rumble are still visible around the Cornish hotel
Teams of builders are now in a race against time to clean up and complete three meeting rooms that sit above the £ 4,000 night lodges used as accommodation for the summit.
A local told MailOnline: ‘It’s a real mess and they are clearly in a race against time. Currently it looks more like a construction site than an international top location.
“The workers are rushing around like it’s like watching the last five minutes of an episode of Home Front.”
A contractor working on the meeting rooms at the resort near St Ives told MailOnline that he and his colleagues have to work around the clock to make sure they are ready in time for the opening of the G7 summit.
A recent guest at the hotel – where rooms cost up to £ 1,500 and one of the beach lodges £ 4,000, wrote a scathing review on the consumer website Trip Advisor.
The guest, who stayed at the hotel earlier this month, said: “We were really looking forward to our vacation at this hotel as I thought it would definitely look like because we stayed there two to three weeks before the G7 summit. fantastic and in top condition.
‘Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong! The hotel is a construction site with diggers, trucks and bulldozers coming and going in the car park and as paying guests we felt a bit annoyed because they got in the way! ‘
World leaders will make their way to the Cornish village for the two-day summit on June 11. Pictured: building materials outside the hotel
The beach car park is still littered with building materials a few weeks before the hotel hosts the G7 Summit
Builders teams are now in a race against time to clean up the trash around the hotel before the world leaders arrive
Much of the construction work takes place on three meeting rooms that sit on a cliff above the luxurious beach lodges
Another wrote: ‘The hotel is currently a construction site and neither the pool nor the spa were open.’
Much of the construction work is being carried out on three meeting rooms perched on a cliff above the luxurious beach lodges where the world leaders will reside – themselves the subject of a planning row.
In addition to Carbis Bay, the nearby Treganna Castle Resort and other locations in St Ives and around Cornwall will be used for the duration of the meetings.
Thousands of police and private security companies are being called upon to throw a ring of steel around Carbis Bay and nearby St. Ives in anticipation of the arrival of prime ministers and presidents of the world’s leading democracies.
Members of the public walk pass the G7 Summit sign placed outside the G7 Media Center at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall
Automatic police surveillance equipment has been installed outside the G7 media center at the National Maritime Museum as the area prepares for the summit
A sign tells the audience that a temporary fence has been installed prior to the G7 summit
A temporary communications tower will be placed outside the G7 media center at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall
One person walks past two large public car parks closed with temporary fencing as the site becomes part of the secure area adjacent to the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall
Police have warned that people walking on foot will be subject to identity checks and that parts of the South West Coast Path – which runs above the Carbis Bay Hotel – will be closed.
Residents living in the vicinity of the hotel must present two ID documents to pass the security barriers.
Holidaymakers who have booked a trip to St Ives have been warned to identify themselves in order to reach hotels and B & Bs in the city.
Extinction Rebellion is planning a series of massive protests on beaches, headlands and streets during the G7.
A spokesperson for Carbis Bay Hotel declined to comment.