Four Cornwall hotels are celebrating a successful first quarter since re-opening in May, looking after 46,000 guests across a busy summer season.

St Ives Bay Hotel

With the pandemic having put the hotels at risk of permanent closure last year, a bumper summer since their re-opening has seen the four hotels — the St Ives Bay, St Ives, the Ship & Castle, St Mawes, and the Marina and Beresford Hotel, Newquay, which all form part of the Coast & Country Hotel Collection — bounce firmly back.

Craig Lawrence, at the St Ives Bay Hotel, said: “Looking back on what we’ve achieved in the last few months is always a rewarding feeling, but when you put some numbers on it, it just makes it all the more eye-opening.

“In hospitality, you’re often very much focused on looking after the in-house guests, so you can easily forget just how many people you’ve looked after over a period of weeks and months.

“To think that, between us, we’ve had more than 46,000 guests in already since re-opening really underlines how much the hotels and our destinations have to offer, and how hard the hotel teams have worked, whilst also offering great positivity for the future.”

He added: “It’s not just for the hotels either. Another layer of reward comes from knowing that we’ve supported that many people visiting Cornwall. Given we’re an area usually popular with tourists, the positive impact for other businesses in the area is huge.

“We look forward to both working with, and serving the local community with our hospitality offering — it’s great to think that everyone else around us is also hopefully bouncing back alongside us.

“Just to say as well, given the superb demand we’ve been seeing, we are always looking for more people to join our amazing teams. So, if anyone is looking for work, do please get in touch.”

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