Wyboston Lakes Resort completes £1.5m hotel refurbishment

May 20, 2022 8:00 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Mayor Dave visits Wyboston LakesMayor Dave Hodgson recently visited The Waterfront Hotel, Spa & Golf at Wyboston Lakes Resort which has undergone a £1.5m makeover adding a modern and stylish design, plus many new feature areas.

The transformational project included a major renovation of the four-star hotel's reception, Y Spa Bistro, and outdoor terrace, as well as the re-branding and refurbishment of the brasserie and bar. Three new event spaces were also added, which can be booked either separately or together, for corporate events, private functions, events, and social gatherings.

The re-design features warm, welcoming hues of deep blue and pale blues with bold colours and gold finishes, new layouts, and furniture with a chic, yet cosy vibe.

The hotel's brasserie and bar now rebranded as The Gravel Pit - a nod to the resort's past - offers an exciting new lakeside dining experience in a contemporary setting. The menu, carefully curated by the resort's head chef, is 40% plant-based and features vibrant flavours and locally sourced food, which is re-enforced with the 25-mile promise selection. The bar provides a stylish environment and even better views, along with an extensive drinks menu featuring a wide range of artisan gins, cocktails, lagers and wines. Funky outdoor seating has been added for guests to enjoy views of the East Lakes in the summer months.

A flexible co-working area under the resort's Landing Pad brand, has been added on the first floor as an alternative to Working From Home or travelling to the office. It offers an affordable and professional space with a choice of memberships. The innovative space features meeting areas, hot desking space and single person booths, plus a kitchen and eating area to connect with colleagues and friends.

This renovation follows a £5m investment in The Willows Training Centre and The Woodlands Event Centre where both centres were transformed into modern high-tech venues offering a wide range of inspiring and flexible event rooms with creative breakout areas and a fantastic restaurant.

The 380-acre resort also comprises an 18-hole golf course, water sports lakes, a nature reserve, serviced offices, business units, and land for future enterprise.

Steve Jones said: "We have transformed The Waterfront Hotel's key spaces through modern and smart design, centred around the needs of our customers. We are excited to offer new event spaces and co-working spaces for local businesses, too. We are always looking at ways to innovate to ensure our customers want to keep spending time with us in the future."