A Lake District hotel group has recorded the highest levels of occupancy in its history this summer.

Family-owned business, Lake District Hotels - who run six venues in the district - recorded an average occupancy of 94 percent, with some hotels up to 98 percent full in the months of July and August.

Hotels run by the group, including The Inn on the Square, The Kings Arms and The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick town centre as well as the Borrowdale Hotel have welcomed guests who were forced to take ‘staycations’ throughout the year due to the pandemic.

Dani Hope, a director of Lake District Hotels, said the record occupancy levels had been achieved despite a number of challenges facing the hospitality industry.

She said: “After such a difficult period, we are thrilled the recovery has been so strong. As a team and business, we thrive on busy hotels and on delivering the very best experience for our guests.

"Because our portfolio of hotels is so diverse, we have been able to accommodate holidaymakers looking for everything from a luxury spa holiday on the shores of one of the Lake District's famous lakes, to a walking break with a town centre base.. 

Although it is too early to predict next year's business, the team at Lake District Hotels believe momentum is likely to continue.

“Whether we will have a repeat of this year remains to be seen,” said Dani. “However, I believe the Lake District has won a lot of new fans this year as people have visited for the first time.

For more information about Lake District Hotels and the group’s six hotels, visit lakedistricthotels.net