Olympian and BBC journalist Sir Matthew Pinsent was guest of honour at the opening ceremony of Stanley House Hotel’s new multi-million pound estate.
Set among 54 acres of countryside, the Mellor-based Stanley House is the culmination of a major investment programme.
Features of the new-look estate include a luxury spa, 18 new bedrooms and an extension to the popular Mr Fred’s bar and brasserie.
More than 350 guests attended the opening ceremony, which included speeches from hotel director Simon Glassbrook and the four-time Olympic gold medallist guest of honour.
Sir Matthew commented: “To achieve anything in sport, you need vision, dedication and a will to win.
“This behaviour is no different in business too – and it’s great to see businesses such as Stanley House, despite difficulties in the current economic climate, improve on their business model.”
Stanley House director Simon Glassbrook added: “Sir Matthew has undoubtedly sealed his name among the greatest Olympians of all time and it was an absolute pleasure to see him unveil our new facilities and leading spa.
“We’ve always listened to our customers and committed to innovation. The opening of the spa and our new Woodland bedrooms will see us diversify our offering and make Stanley House a genuine national destination of which we are extremely proud.”