Andrew Long and his family stayed at the hotel, known as the Polurrian on the Lizard, through several summers over the past 30 years
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A holidaymaker loved the hotel he and his family stayed in over the last 30 years so much that he bought it.
Andrew Long, from Lincolnshire, took his family to the Polurrian Hotel in Cornwall for their summer holidays countless times over the past three decades.
But Mr Long and his family loved the hotel so much, he is now its sole owner after concluding the purchase of the Hotel Polurrian Limited.
He has also bought the surrounding 12 acres of grounds, part of the Polurrian Cove beach.
He said: “We are delighted to have acquired the Polurrian, which has many happy memories for my family, since first discovering this wonderful location some 32 years ago.
“We are proud to own this iconic hotel and to further endorse our Cornwall connections, with regular visits for business and pleasure each year.”
This is a going concern transaction and all employees at the Polurrian, including the General Manager, Grant Callaghan, will continue to be employed.
The new owners have also entered into a management agreement with the vendor group, Luxury Hotel Management Limited.
The agreement will remain under the control of Nigel Chapman, an established and experienced hotelier.
Mr Long, the buyer, is a co-founder of the Extra Motorway Services Areas Group, where he continues to be CEO and an ongoing investor.
He has some 35 years of property and operational experience in the hospitality and roadside sectors and has a number of plans for further investment in the Polurrian to enhance the existing facilities.
Mr Chapman, Principal of Luxury Hotel Management said: “We are delighted to be working jointly with Andrew and his team.
“It’s great to see the next chapter for the Polurrian successfully unfolding and to know that there will be a significant further investment into this much-loved hotel.”
Polurrian on the Lizard first opened in 1912.
It sits in an elevated location with views across Mounts Bay and Mullion Island.
The new owners said they will retain links with ‘Friends of Polurrian Cove’ and other local groups in Mullion and the surrounding Lizard area.
The 41-bedroom property’s communal areas were refurbished in 2019.
The Polurrian includes the Vista Lounge with its ocean views, a decadent bar area, restaurant with Gozney woodfired oven, games room, spa, gym and pool.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.