Newquay hotel under new ownership


A popular Newquay hotel is looking ahead to the future following a change in ownership.

The Hotel Bristol, which overlooks Newquay’s Tolcarne Beach, has been purchased by Manchester-based Salboy, a leading developer specialising in property and the regeneration of hospitality businesses. It was previously owned and managed by the Young family, who ran the 74-bedroomed hotel for 94 years over four generations.

Simon Ismail, MD of Salboy, said: “After a competitive bidding process, we worked closely with the hotel’s previous owners and existing management team to make sure that our values and ambitions aligned with theirs, and that we’re committed to investing in the hotel.

“While we are currently finalising long term plans for the Hotel Bristol, it is very much business as usual, with our team, guests and local customers being at the forefront of any decisions which are made. All staff have been retained, and we continue to use local Cornish suppliers across all areas of the business.”

The hotel has a close-knit team of 50 staff, some of whom have worked there for more than 30 years. All roles have been retained throughout the acquisition of the hotel, with Salboy safeguarding all positions in years to come.

The hotel continues to be part of Best Western, a group of independently owned and managed hotels.

General manager Lukasz Wilczkowski said: “Aside from new ownership, things are carrying on as normal at the hotel, and we’re looking forward to working with the Salboy team in the coming years to continue offering the friendly welcome and great service our guests know and love.”