The Esplanade

Meet The Team

Our fantastic team at The Esplanade ensure that you and the whole family can make extra special memories at the coast when you visit. Find out a little more about our managers below.

Operations Manager


Here’s Lauren!

As the queen of the hotel, of course it’s only right that firstly we say hello to Operations Manager Lauren. When she’s not taking the helm and making sure that every guest experience is one where family memories are made, you can find her walking on the beautiful Cornish beaches with her dog Percy.

Do you know a secret spot in Newquay that only the locals know? I can't call myself a local to Newquay but I do love exploring Bodmin moors, pull up to a different spot each time and seeing all the wild animals, you can walk for miles

What's your favourite Cornish Food? Its got to be the fresh fish, cant beat it, down by the harbour in Newquay or explore further afield like Fowey for some great pop ups

Tunes you’re listening to at the moment? Florence and the machines, London Grammar, what ever is playing on the radio I will enjoy too

Next place you want to travel to? Continue to explore the Cornish coastline, Porthleven is my next trip, Polperro & Lizard to follow

Favourite beach in Newquay for dog walks? Crantock, great long walks along a sandy beaches & pick up a delicious hot chocolate from Cargo Coffee Truck right on the beach

Assistant Operations Manager


Here’s Chris!

Laurens right-hand man, our Assistant Operations Manager Chris ensures our guests are always smiling. With 10 years in the hospitality industry, Chris’ passion great customer service and having spent 25 out of his 28 years in Cornwall, he knows all too well about how to ensure a fabulous guest experience on the Cornish coast.

When not at our family-friendly hotel, you’ll find Chris in the gym, on a football pitch, a cricket field or walking his 4 legged best mate Otto.

How many countries have you visited? 7 (7 times to south Africa and 8 times to Barbados)
Your dream car is? Porsche 911 GT3
Your favourite midnight munchie is? A whole pack of crispy M&M’s, washed down with a fruity cider
If you weren’t at The Esplanade, your career would be? Professional Dad dancer
Tell us about some of your hobbies - Football, Cricket, gym, sun, cider, food and drink!

Reception Manager


Hey Sarah!

As our Reception Manager, Sarah is responsible for making those first impressions count and greeting all of our guests with her wonderful smile and energy. Nothing is too much trouble to make sure everyone has a holiday to remember on the Cornish coast! When Sarah isn’t recommending the best hidden gems to explore in Newquay, she is busy discovering new places in Cornwall for walks with her Westie Angus… photographing his adventures along the way.

On your way into work what do you listen to? In the car any music from the 90’s… also I enjoy comedy podcasts and audio books.

What's your favourite thing about Cornwall? So many walks with beautiful scenery to enjoy, finding local coffee shops/restaurants.

Favourite beach in Cornwall? Walking from Porth beach along the cliffs to Watergate Bay (with Angus of course!)

Dream holiday destination? I worked on a cruise ship for 6 years so I have been lucky enough to visit some amazing places.  I would love to explore more of Europe in the future and do as much sightseeing as possible!

Head Chef


Here’s Andrew!

The face behind the dishes at The Esplanade. Head Chef Andrew is who you can thank for those flavoursome dishes that are served in our ocean-facing Cove Restaurant. When he’s not in the kitchen, you’ll find him spending time with family and enjoying lots of beach walks.

What's your favourite meal of the day? Dinner - a lot more choices!
Your favourite dish to cook from the new menu? Banana Parfait, it's a delicious desert,
Who’s your idol? Gordon Ramsay, one of the great chefs.
Favourite Cornish spot? Falmouth

Housekeeping Manager


Hey Martina!

As Housekeeping Manager, guests have Martina to thank for creating that fresh and ambient atmosphere to wake up to. When Martina isn’t ensuring all our rooms are in the perfect condition to welcome our guests, you’ll find her socialising with her friends and family in the garden as much as possible (British weather permitting!).

What are your three top cleaning tips? Clean as if it's your own room. Use plenty of elbow grease, hard work always pays off. And be happy, a happy person always cleans the best.

What's your favourite thing about Cornwall? The scenery, because I have travelled and seen many different places but I still think that Cornwall has some of the best scenery.

What's your dream car? An Audi R8 convertible and I hope we have more sunny weather to enjoy it!

What's your favourite food? I love a particular duck dish that my husband cooks, it's delicious

What would you be doing if you weren't Housekeeping Manager at The Esplanade?I think I'd be a vet, it was something my dad always wanted to become.