Local Torquay businessman Peter de Savary has announced his plans to invest £1.5m into the development of his boutique hotel.
The experienced hotelier is looking to expand the Cary Arms and Inn on the Quay with the addition of a selection of new seafront beach huts and Riviera villas plus a new luxury spa.
De Savary, who is the former owner of Bovey Castle in Dartmoor, is aiming to create six chic boutique beach huts and three villas, all on the water’s edge, and comprising of a terrace, sitting room, wet bar, fireplace and bedroom.
Each one will be designed with New England-styled beach decor, with the project scheduled for completion in May 2016 in time for next summer.
The Cary Spa will consist of an opening glass-fronted pool and sunbathing deck with views of the sea.
De Savary said he hopes the treatment rooms, experience shower, mood lighting, aromatherapy jets, sauna, steam and mini gym will add to the special experience of staying at the Cary Arms.
Speaking to Western Morning News, Peter de Savary said: "I am delighted to announce these exciting plans for the Cary Arms which is such a special and happy place, full of fun and romance.
"It will reaffirm the property as one of England’s most special and luxurious seaside Inns. We are so fortunate to be in one of the most beautiful spots on the Devon Riviera Coastline.
"Our new beach huts and Riviera villas will give our guests unrivalled pleasure and an experience not found elsewhere.
"The new Cary Spa, while boutique, will be as it should be, just a pleasure and a joy."