St Michaels Hotel and Spa in Falmouth is investing £6m in the creation of new bedrooms, woodland lodges, a new restaurant, and extended spa, and is now on the hunt for a new managing director to lead the ambitious development.
Confirmed this week with work due to start in October, the extensive project will see 32 hotel bedrooms added, four eco woodland lodges and a new ground floor bar, lounge and dining area open.
The spa will almost double in size and be home to seven new treatment rooms, new steam and sauna cabins and spa garden. The existing St Michaels Health Club will relocate to an extended and expanded facility created from major development of the former Falmouth Beach Club. The facility will accommodate up to 2,500 members and include a three story ‘urban style’ gym, three studios, a pool and treatment rooms.
The hotel’s 2 AA Rosette Flying Fish restaurant will also be given a refurbishment and extended onto a sea-facing terrace, while the Regatta function suite will be relocated to the lower ground floor.
Now owner Nigel Carpenter is seeking a ‘top notch’ managing director to spearhead the project.
“We’re seeking a strong, entrepreneurial leader to take St Michaels to the next level of its development. It is the most important appointment I have ever made” he said. “The right person will have a tremendous background of success in hospitality, as well as having the commercial, marketing and financial skills to grow the business for the future.”
Nigel Carpenter will become chairman and concentrate increasingly on developments beyond St Michaels, whilst current general manager, Karl Taylor, is moving on after three years to take up a general manager role with The Duchy of Cornwall.