The 29-bedroom Langdale Chase hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, is investing £1m in new staff accommodation facilities to combat the challenge of attracting high calibre personnel.
The new property, which will incorporate a common room, will be able to accommodate up to 30 staff in bedrooms and self-contained apartments.
Set to be complete within eight months, the building will house the operations manager, head chef, restaurant manager and head housekeeper, alongside a plethora of waiters, chefs and housekeeping staff. Some 24 out of its total of 34 staff currently live-in at the hotel.
Thomas Noblett, managing director of Langdale Chase, said that lack of affordable housing and the remote location of many hotels in Cumbria makes it difficult to attract hospitality staff to the area.
He expects the quality of the new development will be better than any other staff accommodation he has previously seen.
"We believe heavily in reinvesting, which in this day of increased running costs, booking agency fees and financial instability is difficult to do," he explained. "Our workforce is one of the most important assets we have, and we believe their comfort and well-being is paramount, creating a congenial working environment."
Located on the shore of Lake Windermere, Langdale Chase is a popular wedding venue, catering for up to 150 nuptials celebrations a year.