Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is set for a new look in 2017 with a major refurbishment and new build.
The hotel, between Windermere and Ambleside, has closed this week while English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues – a partner of Choose Cumbria – starts work on a £16m transformation programme. The new look will be unveiled in April when the hotel reopens.
The project will see the historic property completely renovated with a full upgrade and refurbishment of all existing rooms, new outdoor leisure facilities, along with an atrium, spa and an additional restaurant concept, “Blue Smoke”.
Later in the summer a new building will open with a further 32 suites and studio rooms including its own club lounge and roof garden.
Simon Berry, chairman and managing director of English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, said: “It is a really exciting new chapter for us here at Low Wood Bay.
“This stunning building has been here for over 300 years and this will be the biggest change it has gone through in its history.
“The Lake District is a uniquely beautiful holiday destination and we’re creating an exceptional, stand-out resort from which to enjoy it.
“We want to make something truly special, bringing modern, top quality facilities to the area but without compromising the integrity or charm of this historic building.
"We really feel we have achieved that with these plans.
“We can’t wait to welcome our guests, both old and new, to see their reactions.”