St Michaels Falmouth, a landmark on the Cornish Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach, has emerged from a multi-million-pound investment makeover as a luxury resort, looking brighter and better than ever.
Transformed into a luxury resort, it now features a destination spa with the world’s first Cornish sea salt steam room, and the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west of England with 21 massage stations.
Highlights also include sprawling health club with a dedicated Gig Rowing Studio and rowing classes taken to the sound of ocean-themed song, new coastal inspired bedrooms in The Beach House and two new restaurants, Brasserie on the Bay and The Garden Kitchen.
The new-look St Michaels has been brought to life by chairman Nigel Carpenter in partnership with James Houlston of BH Hotels.
Says Carpenter: “This substantial investment has transformed St Michaels into one of the UK’s leading wellness resorts. Featuring a world-class spa and state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities all within the same site, it is exceptional by virtue of its complementary offering.”
Visitors arriving at St Michaels are welcomed by a new entrance leading to the heart of the resort. Stepping inside through an oak “hull”, they arrive into a relaxed social space with sofas, a cosy fireplace and a library of complimentary resources, maps and materials to dip into.
Linked to St Michaels Spa via a Wellness Walkway is the new and sprawling 13,000 sq ft St Michaels Health Club providing health and sporting facilities for guests and members alike. Spanning three floors, the club is home to Cornwall’s largest private gym with an outdoor fitness terrace.
The 32 new bedrooms in The Beach House exude contemporary, coastal chic. Many of the light-filled bedrooms offer balconies and terraces with spectacular sea and garden views.
Brasserie on the Bay serves dishes crafted from the very best of fresh and seasonal Cornish produce with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood from the ocean opposite. The ambience is informal, but the standards are high.
The Garden Kitchen has a relaxed and friendly vibe with fresh interiors and a sea-facing deck. There’s a tempting menu of stone-baked pizzas, rustic baked dishes, healthy salads and deli dishes, as well as a juice and smoothie bar.
Its terrace, with sweeping views over Gyllyngvase beach, is the perfect spot, from coffee through to cocktails. The Wine Vaults are a newly created space with vaulted ceilings, its own bar and private wine store – ideal for private dining, functions or meetings.