Beadnell Towers in Northumberland is to relaunch as a "boutique coastal country house hotel" next month following a £3m investment.
The 10-bedroom hotel in the seaside village of Beadnell was bought by property developer David Wilson in October 2016 and is nearing the completion of "a total reimagining" of the building, which will see it reopen with 18 bedrooms.
Interior designer Matt Hulme of Dynargh Design is overseeing the creation of the new look, which will feature individually designed bedrooms. Hulme's previous work has included a number of Hotel du Vin properties and the Cookie Jar in Alnwick, Northumberland.
The intention is to appeal to the family market with six of the bedrooms able to be booked together as family suites. Meanwhile, a 100-seat open plan restaurant, bar and kitchen with a modern British menu created by head chef Tony McDermott will sit alongside the Reading Room lounge which will be used for casual dining, afternoon tea, pre- and post-dinner drinks and functions.
General manager of the hotel is Denis Frucot, who has been on-site for 12 months overseeing the project. Prior to that he has been general manager of Macdonald Linden Hall in Morpeth, Northumberland; Seckford Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Hoste, Bunham Market, Norfolk; after spending 16 years with Hotel du Vin and Malmaison.