This hotel will be aimed at also boosting tourism in the area, places such as Tamworth Castle and The Snowdome (even with its own new hotel) are expected to see a benefit from developments such as this.
Just because they are building a hotel does not mean they have to have a well developed park, especially when there is quite a few attractions in the area that will benefit from such things as these, and will benefit the park in making the hotel more popular.
Any hotel built in Tamworth is a gold mine due to the towns location relative to the vast array of attractions within an hours drive (including Alton Towers).
The park are more spinning on this fact, that they can build a hotel on their land that will almost certainly be popular with all the local attractions, rather than a hotel just so people can spend more than one day at the park, this was never really the plan from day one.
Also i dont think anything big will be coming for 2010, because as you may or may not know, DMP dont usually publish their new attractions online for people to see, as they are not required too.
They do, however have to show residents who live within a close distance to the park what is being planned, so concerns can be raised or whatever. I have friends who live literally at the back of the park and as of today nothing has been brought forward to them of anything being added for next season.
Given the time of the year now, and the fact that nothing has come forward, it would be quite safe to say that nothing big will be added for next year.