St Michaels Falmouth has now officially opened its doors to a host of new additions, including a luxury spa, health club, two restaurants and 32 new bedrooms, as part of a £50m transformation project.
The property has been brought to life by chairman Nigel Carpenter in partnership with James Houlston of BH Hotels.
The funding was the first and largest of its kind in Cornwall, with £20m of the pot being ploughed into development at the hotel and the other £30m being invested into a new residential site. The Liner will offer 53 self-catering apartments and is expected to break ground in autumn this year.
The new spa features the world’s first Cornish sea salt steam room and the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west with 21 massage stations, while a new three-floor health includes a dedicated rowing studio.
32 new bedrooms are been created in The Beach House, with six-foot wife beds, Elemis bathroom amenities, walk-in rainforest showers, Lavazza coffee machines and Roberts radios, with a look inspired by the hotel’s coastal location.
Brasserie on the Bay, with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood, and the Garden Kitchen, featuring a menu of stone-baked pizzas, rustic baked dishes, salads and deli dishes, as well as a juice and smoothie bar, are St Michael’s two new restaurants.
The Wine Vaults are a newly-created space with vaulted ceilings, its own bar and private wine store.
The new St Michaels Spa, set on the ground floor of the hotel, includes 10 treatment rooms with the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west with 21 massage stations and heated poolside loungers, as well as the world’s first Cornish sea salt steam room.
Other highlights include a rainforest steam room; a glass-fronted Finnish herbal sauna; a Moroccan Rhassoul offering a mud-steam experience and three experience showers, including an ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’.
he journey at St Michaels Spa continues into the garden with a sundeck, red cedar-wood hot tub and barrel sauna with sea views. A deep relaxation room and specialist manicure and pedicure champagne bar, with nailcare by OPI, complete the spa line up.
Chairman Nigel Carpenter says: “This substantial investment has transformed St Michaels into one of the UK’s leading wellness resorts. Featuring a world-class spa and state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities all within the same site, it is exceptional by virtue of its complementary offering. Taking all of this together with its exceptional location overlooking Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach, St Michaels is truly a luxury wellness resort like no other.”