Falmouth Oyster Festival organisers are extremely pleased to confirm St Michael’s Hotel and Spa is once again the headline sponsor of the 2016 festival, which takes place from 13th to 16th October.

“St Michael’s Hotel and Spa are a great supporter of the festival and have become over the last few years an integral part of the event, we thank them for their support and look forward to working together again this year” said Mike Rangecroft from Falmouth Festivals Ltd.

One of Falmouth’s best luxury four-star hotels, St Michael’s Hotel and Spa is set amongst stunning sub-tropical gardens and boasts an award winning restaurant and luxury spa. The hotel has supported the festival for a number of years and is a major contributor to its continuing success.

Nigel Carpenter, Proprietor, St Michael’s Hotel and Spa said “St Michael’s is delighted to continue to sponsor the festival for its 20th anniversary year. The festival has become a must for all oyster, seafood and maritime heritage enthusiasts, and with an ever-expanding range of mouth-watering Cornish food and drink on offer and a great entertainment programme, it’s easy to see why.”

St Michael’s Hotel & Spa will start work on a £6 million development programme at the beginning of October 2016. The planned development will further strengthen St Michael’s position as one of the leading hotels in the South West, adding 32 premium hotel bedrooms and suites, many with balconies and breath-taking sea or garden views. Both the spa and health club will double in size. The new state of the art Health Club will accommodate up to 2500 members and include a 3 story ‘urban style’ gym, 3 studios dedicated to spinning, holistic and fitness classes, a large 17m pool, treatment rooms, plus an array of other facilities. St Michael’s popular Spa will become dedicated to treatments and relaxation with 7 new en-suite treatment rooms including a Due Rasul Mud and flotation experience room, hydrotherapy pools, new steam and sauna cabins, relaxation areas in an extended pool conservatory, spa gardens and a spa café.

At the Festival, St Michael’s Hotel and Spa will run the Oyster and Seafood Bar in the main marquee offering a range of locally sourced seafood dishes and freshly shucked oysters for visitors.  At the helm will be St Michael’s Head Chef, sharing their culinary secrets and love of Cornish seafood and fresh produce at Saturday afternoon’s chef demonstration.

There are also a number of oyster inspired events at the hotel. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Falmouth Oyster Festival, from 1st – 30th October, in their award winning Flying Fish restaurant, St Michael’s is offering a ‘Taste of the Sea’ 4-course menu extravaganza.  Available from 6.30pm -9.30pm, book early to avoid disappointment.

On Sunday 16th October, the hotel will host a Sea Shanty 3 course lunch from 12.30pm – 4pm with performances from Falmouth Shout; tickets are £21.50 per person.

The hotel is offering an exclusive Oyster Festival Break from £229 per person, so treat yourselves and stay for three nights during the Oyster Festival and enjoy complimentary cocktails, dinner and a sumptuous seafood platter!

For full details of events at St Michael’s Hotel & Spa go to www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk or call 01326 312707.