The ownership team behind Raithwaite Sandsend in Yorkshire has unveiled the first phase of development in a transformation project that has been designed to tap into the demand for ‘sustainable staycations’.
Maritime Capital, which acquired the site in 2019, is working on an ambitious plan that is seeing new bedrooms, a refreshed F&B space and investments into green installations top the agenda.
Work to refresh the communal spaces, such as Bar 1822, the new alfresco dining terrace and restaurant, is already complete with working continuing on all 45 bedrooms set to conclude in time for summer.
In addition, six new luxury suites are being built in the grounds with the first guests arriving from October 2021.
A newly-appointed senior food team is also working on evolving the site’s F&B offering.
MasterChef semi-finalist and sustainable pub proprietor Ollie Hunter is the Estate’s appointed food, drink & sustainability director and is leading a development in the hotel’s 100-acre grounds, introducing a variety of new kitchen gardens, patches and polytunnels.
The team are also partnering with Sapling Vodka to create a new Forest Garden within the Raithwaite Estate.
Ryan Osborne has been appointed as head chef, having previously led kitchens at Greens of Whitby and at The Star Inn The Harbour, under Michelin star chef Andrew Pern.
The hotel has invested in a carbon neutral biomass boiler, which is now installed and appointed departmental ‘Green Leaders’.
The business is aiming to achieve zero waste by the end of 2022 and is striving for net zero by 2023.
New activities such as beach yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, hiking and cycling have also been developed on site.