A NORTH Yorkshire hotel has undergone a major refurbishment to future-proof its staycation offering.

The work, costing more than £500,000, at The Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough is part of Daish’s Holidays’ £1million refurbishment programme at its 12 hotels across the UK.

Daish’s Holidays acquired The Esplanade in March 2020. The family-owned company has hotels in 10 tourist destinations in England and Wales, with a fleet of coaches to transport guests from pick-up points from west Yorkshire to Cornwall.

Paul Harper, sales and marketing director, said: “Our staycations are enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK all year round.

"We invest a lot of time into developing our holidays to ensure an autumn break is just as appealing as one of our coastal stays during the height of summer.

“This past year has been significant for us after, like so many businesses, we were impacted by the enforced closure of our hotels.

"We fortunately have received bumper bookings across the board that lead well into the new year, so it was important to make this investment now for guests to benefit from our new look hotels straight away.”

The public areas of the Esplanade, including the ballroom and bar, underwent refurbishment to be more accessible.

The terrace, which overlooks the coastline, and hotel gardens have undergone improvement works to encourage guests to enjoy the outdoor space in the warmer months.

Behind the scenes, essential engineering works included a new water and electrical system and heating maintenance works.

The Esplanade’s roof was replaced and thorough health and safety checks were carried out including the installation of a new fire alarm system.

Paul added: “We are so proud to have the Esplanade in our portfolio and are pleased that it has already become a favourite with our guests who choose to book a break with us.“This investment demonstrates our dedication to the hotel and the local area for many years to come.”