The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay has been awarded four AA stars following an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment.

The family-run hotel, which overlooks Fistral Beach, reopened its doors on May 17 with a fresh new look and facilities including its own boutique cinema, a flexible all-day dining offering and adults-only cocktail bar.

Operated by Philema Hospitality Management, The Esplanade Hotel used the lockdown closure period to undergo an extensive investment programme.

Operations director, Laura Cameron, said: “It’s so incredibly rewarding to receive this achievement after such a challenging year for the hotel and our teams. The lockdown has allowed us to carry out planned improvements that would have ordinarily taken years, so it’s a poignant moment for us.

“We couldn’t have done it without the patience and dedication of our loyal and hardworking team. We’re delighted to be welcoming faces familiar and new guests once again to enjoy our unbeatable coastal location and the new and improved offering.”