News round-up: Park makes a splash at hot tub awards & major investments announced

Posted in topic Holiday industry news on 23rd February 2017

A holiday park in South Devon has scooped one of the highest accolades…. In the world of hot tubs.

Cofton Country Holidays near Dawlish won the award for ‘Hot tubs in a holiday setting’ at the annual British and Irish Hot Tub Association Awards.

Mellony Kirby, director at Cofton Country Holidays, told the Torquay Herald Express: “The hot tubs have been hugely popular with our customers helping to increase bookings in both our hot tub holiday homes and cottages.

“It was a significant investment for us as a business, but we have been delighted with their appeal. Working alongside H2O we have trained our maintenance team on all aspects of looking after the hot tubs, and it is particularly pleasing that this approach has resulted in such a prestigious award.”

Oakland-Park-awardsFrom one award to another…

Oakland Holiday Park in Staffordshire has been named the most outstanding in the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards – for the second year in a row.

The family-run business, which began in 1982, was recognised for its high standard of accommodation, top customer service and environmental credentials.

The park, which offers caravan holiday homes for private owners, is situated near the village of Brewood, just behind Belvide reservoir.

Park owner Adam Breakspeare, 25, told the Express and Star : “It’s nice to know the hard works paying off. Our aim is to provide first-class surroundings for visitors and to match these with a high standard of hospitality.”

Planned £6 million extension for Yorkshire coast park

Bridlington’s South Cliff Caravan Park could be set for a £6 million expansion with plans to extend the site due to be submitted shortly.

The project would see over 200 extra caravan pitches created at the park, which is owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Councillor Richard Burton told Yorkshire Coast Radio: “Many caravan sites have their own entertainment and try to keep people almost enclosed the site. This one is unique, because it’s near to the park and ride, near to the beach, it’s got great linkages to the town. It’s about providing accommodation for a large number of extra guests which will also feed into the town and also hopefully have that secondary spend into the town.”

park-leisureMajor investment planned after £103 million partnership deal is struck

Two luxury holiday parks in North Wales could be set for a major investment after its parent compant secured a £103million partnership deal with a capital investment firm.

Park Leisure, which bought Plas Coch on Anglesey in 2015 and Brynteg near Llanrug last year, said the deal with Midlothian Capital Partners (MCP) will help them put further money into its luxury parks, which house some of the most expensive lodges in the UK.

It is anticipated the process will be complete by Easter 2017, reported the North Wales Daily Post.

Miles Dewhurst, CEO-designate of Park Leisure, said: “As we turn the page on a new chapter with Park Leisure, I’m excited for the opportunity ahead and know that we have the right partners in MCP to deliver a great future for the business.

“They are providing the capital investment to secure the long-term growth and future of Park Leisure and are committed to further investing in the development of our parks and continuing to further our service and standards.

“They embrace our principle of ‘excellence as standard’ and we are all thrilled to be working together.”

After almost 20 dedicated years in the business CEO Gary Molloy will now step down from position to explore new opportunities.