A hotel restaurant has reopened after receiving a £150,000 makeover from a local designer.
The new look restaurant at the Cliffs Hotel, on Queens Promenade, has undergone the revamp which includes new soft furnishings, rich wall coverings in purple and metallic tones and contemporary light fittings.
The facelift at the 163 bedroom hotel was overseen by Cleveleys-based interior designer Gail Hunt and also includes a buffet-style service with the installation of three marble plinths to hold the self-service starters and desserts.
The new look dining area includes three separate spaces, each offering its own look designed to give customers a choice.
Eddie Nelder, director at Choice Hotels, which owns The Cliffs, said: “Blackpool is a competitive marketplace and our hotels enjoy a loyal clientele.
“In order to keep them coming back, and to attract new visitors, it’s essential we invest in the properties and the staff.
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve our surroundings and service and moving to a buffet-style service allows guests to help themselves to as much or little as they like.
“Our team of nine chefs and five porters cooks everything from scratch and this system makes their hard work pay off.”
As well as The Cliffs, Choice Hotels also owns The Claremont and The Viking in Blackpool and has invested more than £500,000 over the last year in upgrading the bedrooms and public spaces of all three properties.
Mr Nelder added reinvesting in the hotels was vital to helping the business grow.
He said: “I see an investment in the hotel group as an investment in Blackpool.
“We are passionate about the town and work hard to attract new visitors to the resort, and keep our guests coming back regularly.” The UK branch of the chain also owns two properties in the Lake District.