Four Cornwall hotels are celebrating a successful first quarter since reopening in May –having served more than 32,000 breakfasts while looking after 46,000 guests across a busy summer season.

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

Reflecting on a hectic few months, the hotel management teams were pleased to see the numbers of guests they had served in that time after the quiet closure period. This revealed that, by the end of August, the hotels had served 32,171 breakfasts to 46,157 guests between them.

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 reopening 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 continued: “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.”