Low Wood Bay in the Lakes announces major £16m refurbishment to welcome 2017

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Low Wood Bay in the Lake District has announced it is to undergo an extensive £16m refurbishment which will include a complete renovation throughout the property and the addition of a new spa.  

The hotel will close its doors this week before the epic redevelopment commences, with a view to have the work finalised by April 2017.

The £16m project will see the property renovated with a full upgrade of all 133 existing bedrooms, new outdoor leisure facilities created along with a new atrium and spa.

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A new restaurant concept, Blue Smoke, will also be introduced.

Later in the summer a new building will open with a further 32 suites and studio rooms with its own club lounge and roof garden.

The hotel, which is situated on the waterfront looking out onto Lake Windereme, will reopen in April 2017, once the first phase of the renovation is complete.

English Lakes Hotel Resorts & Venues, which owns the property, has worked closely with the Lake District National Park Authority to progress the plans and create a ‘world class destination’.

Simon Berry, chairman and MD of English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues said: “It is a really exciting new chapter for us here at Low Wood Bay. This stunning building has been here for over 300 years and this will be the biggest change it has gone through in its history.

“The Lake District is a uniquely beautiful holiday destination and we’re creating an exceptional, stand-out resort from which to enjoy it. We want to make something truly special, bringing modern, top quality facilities to the area but without compromising the integrity or charm of this historic building; we really feel we have achieved that with these plans.”

Set to open in summer, one of the most significant investments will be the new spa, complete with an outdoor heated infinity pool, sauna, steam room and Canadian hot tubs with views over the lake and mountains.

The introduction of the Blue Smoke dining concept will provide British produce within a South American wood fired grill – the first of its kind in the area.

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