The Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, has been awarded five-star status by Quality in Tourism.
The 95-bedroom boutique hotel, owned by John and Carolyn Armstrong, has been recognised by the national organisation after an independent assessment of its bedrooms, facilities and customer service.
The team at The Headland is led by Darryl Reburn.
Speaking on the new rating, owner Carolyn said: Our thanks go to all the staff and loyal supporters of The Headland, who have always stood by us, recognising that improvement happens over the long-term. We are very grateful to everyone who has shared our vision and helped us to get to where we are today.”
The Headland is also investing £6m into the development of its Aqua Club, due to open in spring 2020 with a host of new facilities. It is the largest investment made by the hotel in recent years and is an extension of the £30m that has already been spent on transforming The Headland.
The Aqua Club will be home to five pools, a sun terrace and
a new restaurant called The Deck.
Darryl Reburn, managing director at The
Headland, said: “From the early days, it was clear that the potential for The
Headland was as a world-class destination. It is due to the vision and
determination of the owners and staff that The Headland has achieved five star
The spa at The Headland has been awarded five bubbles by the Good Spa Guide and its self-catering cottages have received an AA five star rating. The Samphire restaurant has also received a double-rosette from the AA.