Watergate Bay Hotel on the hunt for new director as business booms


Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is on the hunt for a new director as business at the boutique continues to grow.

The hotel, which is now in its 50th year of private ownership, boasts average occupancy levels of 92% and turns over £11m with a work force of 250 employees.

The new position for ‘The Watergate Bay Director’ will sit alongside the senior team and report into the family chief executive Will Ashworth, who has overseen the hotel’s strategic direction since 2005.

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The successful candidate will have the skills and experience of a managing director and be responsible for driving the Watergate Bay business to achieve the strategic vision and for keeping Watergate at the ‘cutting edge’ of hospitality.

The hotel has been described as a ‘ski resort on the beach’ with a combination of sports, après surf, accommodation and restaurants. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall is also on site.

The team behind Watergate Bay recently launched a new collection of hotels based on its relaxed, active and social ethos: Another Place. The first hotel, Another Place, The Lake, opened on the shores of Ullswater in August 2017.

Will Ashworth, CEO, Watergate Bay Hotel says: “We’ve taken Watergate Bay from a bucket and spade holiday hotel and created what it is now.  However there are still very significant opportunities to grow the business.  We now need a business leader to join the executive team and focus on our expansion at Watergate Bay.”

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