THE OWNER of one of Newquay’s top hotels has passed management duties of the business to an outside company while he concentrates on running his bar, club and restaurant.
Richard Taylor announced yesterday that Legacy Hotels and Resorts would take the reins of the Hotel Victoria, on East Street, as part of a three-year deal.
Fifty staff at the newly-named Legacy Hotel Victoria will be retained at the 71-bedroom hotel which has a further 34 bedrooms in a lodge.
Mr Taylor, whose family have owned the venue for the last 40 years, will continue to operate nearby Senor Dick’s Mexican restaurant, Bertie O’Flannigan’s Irish bar and the 2,100 capacity Berties Nightclub.
He said: “We were keen to appoint an established hotel management company to take over the day-to-day running of the Victoria while I concentrate on the bar, club and restaurant operation.
“The restaurant, bar and nightclub remain popular with our visitors and the local community and we want to keep these businesses moving forward. The facilities we have along with the friendliness and professionalism of our staff helps us to attract guests whether they are enjoying a holiday in Cornwall or visiting for business reasons and I am sure Jim and his team will take the hotel from strength to strength.”
Jim Gordon, managing director of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, said the group was looking forward to establishing its presence in Cornwall.
“The Taylor family has run the Victoria hotel to extremely high standards over the last four decades and it is located in a fantastic position overlooking Great Western Beach in Newquay Bay,” he said.
“We have great experience in running three and four star hotels across the UK and we are pleased to have signed a full management contract for the next three years to build on the hotel’s success.
“Our management expertise will boost its sales and marketing presence throughout Newquay and Cornwall because it is an excellent venue for leisure breaks, conferences and weddings.
“There is a great range of facilities on-site so whether you want to take a dip in the indoor pool overlooking the sea, detox in the sauna or steam room or look at the live webcam to check out the surf before deciding whether to put on your wet suit there is everything to meet your needs.
“This is an exciting addition to our portfolio and we are looking forward to welcoming leisure and business guests.”