THE iconic Moorland Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor had been officially reopened by Islington Parish Council Chair, Charlotte Reeve, who cut a ribbon watched by fellow councillors and other guests.

The ceremony celebrated the completion of an extensive upgrade of all the public areas at the hotel.

The Moorland Hotel has been receiving guests for over one hundred years, including Agatha Christie who wrote her first book ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles there in 1916.

The upgrade has been carried out by new owners, the multi-award-winning and family- owned Coaching Inn Group, and references their other Signature Collection properties.

The group has expanded in recent years and now operates a total of thirty-four other hotels and inns in market towns and other popular destinations right  across the country. 

Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Charity, said the group’s whole ethos was based around offering hospitality from the heart and ensuring that all their hotels and inns played a growing role at the centre of all the communities they served.

“Our recent endorsement as a Which? Recommended Provider and being awarded the title, AA Hotel Group of the Year, demonstrates our passion for providing excellent hospitality here at The Moorland Hotel and right across our group,” he said.