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Cumbria’s Hydro Hotel undergoes £1m refurbishment as new GM joins ahead of reopening

The Hydro Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, is currently undergoing a major £1m refurbishment and now a new general manager has joined the team to help oversee the project.

Owned by Squire Hotels, the property overlooking the lake, has been closed since January to undergo the renovation, which will see all bedrooms and public areas transformed.

The Hydro Hotel is due to unveil its new look on March 31.

Stefan Rae has been appointed as general manager at the hotel, which is thought to be one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District, originally built as a water cure hotel in the late 19th century.

Vital roof repairs have already been made and builders are refurbishing the restaurant, bar and bedrooms.

Rae said: “Whilst this is a huge renovation, we are looking to retain quite a lot of the unique and historic features.”