St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth has reopened its doors following a refurbishment and expansion, which marks the completion of phase one of a £50m redevelopment plan across the site.
The four-star hotel in Cornwall has extended with 13 new bedrooms, a new destination spa and two new restaurants, after owner Nigel Carpenter secured a £50m investment from CBRE Global Investors, BH Group and Acorn Property Group to transform the hotel.
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.
St Michaels Hotel now boasts 84 bedrooms and two new restaurants – Brasserie on the Bay and the Garden Kitchen – plus a new private dining room, the Wine Vaults.
The new destination spa is home to the world’s first Cornish sea salt steam room and the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west with 21 massage stations. It also comprises 10 treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure Champagne bar, with nailcare by OPI.
The health club features a gym with studios to host fitness and rowing classes, while there are also four tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool
The new-look at St Michaels has been brought to life by chairman Carpenter in partnership with James Houlston of BH Hotels and also has created 50 full-time jobs at the resort.
St Michaels also expects to recruit another 40 members of staff over the next five years.