Ten successful years for Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel has just celebrated its ten year anniversary since opening its doors in
2008, when it was added to the popular ‘Bay Leisure Complex’ at Pettycur Bay Holiday Park
in Kinghorn, Fife. – News from the bay hotel

The Hotel was a major development for the Wallace family, who aimed to add an extra
dimension to their successful leisure business by creating a visually appealing, high
standard, hotel to take advantage of the stunning views across the Firth of Forth. The
whole idea of building the hotel was to capture the short breaks trade, weddings,
conferences and other events, and they have successfully expanded the business into a
previously uncharted market for them.

“We decided to go all out with the new hotel and design something really impressive
of which we could all be proud,” said Tommy Wallace, who along with his brother
Alan and father Tom, has run the business for thirty four years.

Tommy said, “The views were already there, all we had to do was come up with a wow
factor design. We ended up with something contemporary which blends well with our
existing leisure complex.” He added: “We were all heavily involved in the design and
building of the hotel, my father has a background in construction and was perfectly
qualified to project manage the whole build by Dalrymple Construction of Kirkcaldy.
He, along with Davidson Design Architects, are responsible for the overall exterior
look of the Hotel.”

“We all have our own strengths,” said Tommy, “My brother Alan was involved in the
more technical side by aiding in the design and installation of the heating, ventilation
and air conditioning with Coolforce of Kirkcaldy. He is also responsible for the
TV/computer/phone and till systems and the fit out of the kitchen that supplies the
new function room.”

Tommy Wallace was particularly involved in the interior design of the Hotel and where
possible he used local suppliers such as Dovetail in Dundee for bedroom furniture,
Tile Boutique in Kirkcaldy, Kingdom carpets in Leven and JCG Ltd Dunfermline for
fitting out the reception and Bars.

He said, “I wanted to make sure that the Hotel had a fresh, modern look which was in keeping
with the world class views outside. I wanted the rooms to be of similar quality and design to a
boutique hotel in any large city and am particularly happy with the way our ‘Family/Executive Suites’
turned out, they have a Mezzanine level bedroom, can comfortably sleep a family of six and have a
balcony that have spectacular views across the River Forth towards Edinburgh.”

“I have to say that we are very proud of the look and feel of the Bay hotel, it has an
eye catching contemporary look which is an asset to the whole area and doesn’t look
out of place overlooking the beach, it certainly has the wow factor.” said Tommy’s
brother Alan, a Director in the business. “We have been particularly pleased with the
wedding trade that has gone extremely well and have a lot of people booking their
wedding after attending another here and seeing what we have to offer.”

Alan continued, “It’s a major achievement for us as a family business to get to ten
years of the Bay Hotel, we feel like it has always been there as a part of the complex.
We would like to see the hotel cater for even more guests in the next few years, and
have a number of plans for the future, especially concerning the wedding market. We
have maintained our core customers. Through all economic conditions, good and
bad, we have always offered good value here at Pettycur and the personal touch.
Many of our staff have been with us for a long time too.”

“We have a minimum of sixty weddings a year at The Bay Hotel,” said Tommy. “They
get excellent value in a lovely setting and guests can stay over a great price.”

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