Hot on the heels of the concept launch of the UK’s first purpose-built socially distanced restaurant, Cornwall’s coastal style hotel, St Moritz Hotel & Spa, has announced that it will also be offering ‘Breakfast at the Beach Huts’ to all summer 2020 guests who book a King room in their stunning establishment.
The innovative move allows King room guests the opportunity to make the most of summer breezes, enjoying long, delicious, locally-sourced breakfasts, in the surrounds of a great British seaside tradition – the perfectly-formed, stripy beach hut.
The art deco-inspired St Moritz Hotel & Spa, based just outside Rock in North Cornwall, recently launched their stylish solution and antidote to the ‘C-Word’, The Anti-Social Club, the first purposefully designed pop-up restaurant in the UK.
Demand for bookings was so strong, and so immediate, that the creative team behind the hotel has also now reworked plans to enable breakfasting in the sea-facing, classically cute British beach huts that come as an accompaniment to the hotel’s King Rooms.
The huts, which overlook the Camel estuary towards Steppa Point and the Atlantic beyond, are classic English seaside in style, with bunting, tables and chairs, and all are individually named. Sunrise, all day lazing, sunsets and stargazing also come as standard and new shelving and accessories have been added so that guests’ breakfasts can be delivered to the hut before the guests arrive, meaning there are no issues with social distancing.
From Sunday 5th July, guests within the King rooms will be able to pre-book an allocated time slot for their already laid-out breakfast beach hut, and be able to choose from three specially designed breakfast sharing platters which will sport a combination of a vegetarian Club Continental Breakfast, a Full Cornish Breakfast or a vegan ¾ Full Cornish Breakfast Guests naturally have the option to upgrade any breakfast options to a special Cornish ‘champagne’ option that includes a bottle of Camel Valley’s sparkling wine, from the nearby, celebrated vineyard.
Guests are then free to use their own personal beach hut, at all times throughout their stay. They can order lunches, dinners and drinks to be delivered there, at any time of day, by prebooked mechanisms to ensure the hut is always fully, safely, set-up and ready for their ultimate enjoyment.
Across The Anti-Social Club, and the ‘Breakfast at the Beach Huts’ concepts, St Moritz Hotel & Spa will not only surpass the expected Government requirements on safe and socially distanced dining, it will optimise them at every turn, providing new, exclusive and fun private dining experiences for individuals, couples and (at The Anti-Social Club) groups
The hotel’s pioneering new Anti-Social Club dining concept will consist of 16 private dining rooms, with a maximum of 96 covers. Mixing the elements of private members clubs, private dining rooms, cool beach clubs and summer pop-up restaurants, the Anti-Social Club will feature multiple dining times, clear guidance and exacting operating procedures that ensure the original 2 metre rule, and new environmental health requirements, are met at all times.
All drinks and sharing platters will be delivered to each private dining room via a central corridor, and hatch mechanism, meaning that the distancing requirements are not compromised at any time, also ensuring that staff and guests, and other guests, do not risk ‘bumping into’ each other.
Guests with accessibility needs are also already catered for with a specially arranged area of the hotel’s Sea Side bistro which has been reworked to ensure full wheelchair access as well as other mobility options – all in typically inspiring St Moritz style and design.
Together ‘Breakfast at the Beach Huts’, The Anti-Social Club and socially distanced accessible dining will usher in a new ‘bubble’ dining ethos as an exclusive holiday opportunity for all guests staying at the hotel across their ‘Summer of Social Distancing.’
Co-founder and co-owner of St Moritz Hotel & Spa, Hugh Ridgway, says, “Ever since we opened this hotel, we have been innovating and evolving our proposition to keep ahead of trends and provide fresh, exciting and ultimately stylish experiences for all of our guests – all with a double dose of fun. Summer 2020 is no different.”
Hugh continues, “We’ve had to soar to our optimum heights of creative thinking to create The Anti-Social Club, an experience we’re proud to have dreamt-up as an ‘antidote to the CWord’, whilst surpassing all required standards and processes on social distancing. And given the excited reaction to our summer restaurant, we’re now delighted to also offer breakfasts, as well as casual dining and drinking opportunities, in our brilliant little beach huts to guests booked into our King Rooms. Safe doesn’t have to mean boring and we’re finding every way to keep an appropriate sense of humour around all of our new options, as well as delivering yet another first in the UK market.”
Guests wishing to book ‘Breakfasts at the Beach Huts’ at St Moritz Hotel & Spa can do so by booking a King Room at www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk