The three-star hotel has been given a sleek new look, which show off its spectacular cliff top location to full capacity.
Land’s End has invested more than £250,000 to give the hotel a new lease of life, with renovations to the restaurant, lounge bar and reception area. After extensive work having taken place since the New Year, the hotel and restaurant opens for the 2011 season on Monday (March 7).
Leading the new team is Hotel Manager Anne Wood, with Restaurant and Bar Manager Ruchira Baker and award-winning Head Chef Paul Brennan all committed to ensuring everything is of the highest standard.
Anne joins Land’s End after 17 years in Belize and Guatemala, where she was managing director of film director Francis Ford Coppolla’s luxurious resorts.
She said: “The position of the Land’s End Hotel drew me to the job. Where I lived in Belize was a beautiful, remote location – much the same as here.
“The Land’s End Hotel has an exciting future ahead and I’m delighted to be a part of it. Taking care of our guests and ensuring they have the best experience possible while they’re with us will be my number one priority.”
Paul, who has been in the industry for 20 years, has spent the past three years as Head Chef at the Falmouth Hotel.
He has worked for several master chefs including Marco Pierre White, David Burke and Daniel Clarke, while winning awards from hotel guides Les Routiers and Egon Ronay for his cooking.
Paul said: “The menu will have a modern British/French feel, with classic dishes done in a contemporary manner. I love simple food and will be making the most of what’s out there on my doorstep – for example using plenty of local seafood as we’ve got plans for a crustacean bar. I’ve got no doubt we’ll put the restaurant back on the map as the place to go in West Cornwall to eat and drink.”
Ruchira worked alongside Paul for the past three years as the restaurant and banqueting manager at the Falmouth Hotel. She has also worked at the Tresanton Hotel in St Mawes and Seven in Truro.
“The Land’s End Restaurant and Bar may well have a modern new look, but I have old-fashioned service standards,” said Ruchira. “We’ll have an emphasis on approachable, knowledgeable staff while giving a very warm and relaxed welcome.”
The refurbishment work is the first phase of a total overhaul for the hotel, with upgrades to the bedrooms and bathrooms currently planned for next winter.
The ground floor restaurant, lounge bar and reception area are being given a sleek new look, bringing it up-to-date with a light, airy and modern feel, extending the seating capacity to more than 200.
The contemporary makeover has been designed by award-winning Absolute, the company which has worked on the St Moritz Hotel, The Hotel at Watergate Bay, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall and Mannings.
David Bryans, General Manager at Land’s End, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our new management team on board, who between them have a wealth of experience running top-quality hotels and kitchens.
“The restaurant and bar here have been completely transformed - customers won’t recognise it. The whole area has got a contemporary, modern feel while making the most of our most important asset, the million pound views.
“There is an air of excitement among the whole team here and we’re all looking forward to welcoming guests back to the hotel, showing off what we have achieved and heralding a new era for the Land’s End Hotel. It’s time for it to shine again.”
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For more information on Land’s End visit www.landsendhotel.co.uk
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