Hospitality & Tourism

Published: January 14, 2020 | Updated: January 14, 2020

Holiday park group spends £750k on upgraded accommodation including 15 new hot tubs

A CGI image of a Signature caravan featuring a hot tub based at Waterside Holiday Park and Spa.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A family run holiday group which operates three Weymouth-based parks is to add hot tubs to 15 holiday homes as part of a £750,000 upgrade.

The decision, by Waterside Holiday Group, follows a 55 per cent increase in demand for hot tub holidays.

The company is to unveil the new accommodation for 2020 at its Waterside Holiday Park and Spa.

The money will be spent on enhancing its Signature collection of holiday homes as part of a broader investment which also includes allocating £115,000 for sustainable technologies.

The two and three-bed Signature holiday homes will include a large veranda, a modern fitted kitchen with a full-size fridge freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine and also feature a central dining area.

Every Signature holiday home will also include a 42-inch smart television, televisions in each bedroom and an en-suite shower room leading from the master bedroom.

Holiday makers will have the option to upgrade to a Signature holiday home with a private hot tub and all Signature bookings will enjoy an early check-in of 1pm.

Allen Main, General Manager at the Waterside Holiday Group, pictured, said: “Work is well underway to bring changes to our 15 Signature holiday homes.

“The addition of hot tubs is due to an increase in demand we witnessed this year for hot tub holidays – a 55 per cent increase compared to 2018.

“We’re looking forward to hearing how our holidaymakers receive the improvements we are making.”

The £115,000 investment in sustainable technologies will see 380 solar panels installed across the roofs of the Waterside Holiday Park and Spa’s leisure complex and reception.

Street lighting will be replaced with 40-watt long-lasting LED corn lamps at both the Waterside Holiday Park and Spa and Chesil Vista Holiday Park which overlooks Chesil beach in Weymouth.

In addition, solar-powered street-lights will be introduced at both of these parks.

A 22kW electric car charging point will also be made available at the Chesil Vista Holiday Park.

The Waterside Holiday Park and Spa opens for the 2020 season from March 13 to November 2.

The Waterside Group also includes the Osmington Holiday Park in the hamlet of Osmington Mills.