The owners of Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club in Cornwall have been working tirelessly to enhance their business during lockdown, undertaking various refurbishments to the golf course and the hotel as it prepares to re-open following months of closures over the last 12 months.
“It’s hard to put into words how difficult the last year has been for us, but since March 2020, we’ve been determined to stay optimistic and front-footed” commented Clare Bond, Director of Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club. “Without question, it’s been the hardest period we’ve ever had to navigate, but we’re proud to have worked non-stop throughout the lockdowns to make sure we can not only safeguard our business, but reopen even better than before and continue to provide local employment.”
Clare, her husband Graham Bond, and son Christian have remained at the hotel throughout the various lockdowns and have taken on ambitious projects which they are excited to unveil to visitors.
“We are currently refurbishing the reception area along with two Superior Suites, as well as working through all of the hotel rooms. Each one has had various touch-ups and they look great. We’re using lots of exciting bright colours, all new upholstery and repainting our lovely Lloyd Loom chairs. We want everything looking its absolute best for when we can welcome our guests again.”
Improvements to the golf course includes drainage work, bunker reconstruction and re-turfing the 2nd, 8th, 9th and 18th holes. A mixture of trees and flowers have been planted in the grounds to support local wildlife, while substantial work has also been done with mature tree management around the course and driving range.
With the course due to open at the end of this month, and the hotel in May, the owners are looking to recruit a number of new staff to cope with the expected high demand.
“We have many job opportunities in our food and beverage service team, in housekeeping, night porters and front of house,” said Mrs Bond. “The impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector is far-reaching and devastating, so to be able to offer employment to our local area is incredibly rewarding at such a critical time. We are looking for warm, enthusiastic and friendly individuals who are looking to join the amazing team and are raring to go!”
She added: “The continued and unwavering support from guests has been hugely appreciated. Some golfing groups, along with wedding couples and other events, have been so generous in leaving substantial deposits with us, happy to come when they are allowed, and we can’t thank them enough for this.”
“We are very excited about our golf course opening on the March 29, and Hotel and dining from May 17. There’s a real buzz in the air and it will be an amazing day when we see our golf course being enjoyed, familiar faces enjoying lunch and guests being checked into our hotel.”