“Carbis Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world, as you can see, and it was a fitting setting for the first ever, net zero, G7 Summit. I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Cornwall for their hospitality”. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister
The 2021, G7 Summit has officially come to an end, with the guests departing back to their home countries after a hugely successful summit. With glorious weather, the eyes of the world were able to enjoy the beauty of Carbis Bay, showcasing Cornwall at its very best. Carbis Bay Estate is immensely proud to have welcomed Prime Ministers and Presidents from the world’s leading democracies to the estate as guests and to host the all-important leader’s meeting itself, and to share Carbis Bay with a global audience.
Stephen Baker, owner of Carbis Bay explains that hosting G7 was “an unforgettable experience for all our staff, our team provided flawless, 24-hour care to the leaders and their delegates. We accommodated hundreds of event staff, national press and security, all of whom contributed towards such a successful event.
Our fantastic team has worked tirelessly behind the scenes for months, preparing for this event. I would personally like to thank all of the staff for providing such a high-standard of service to our guests, but also for representing Carbis Bay Estate and in fact Cornwall, whilst they cared for and welcomed Prime Ministers and Presidents and the world’s press, to our stunning part of the Country.
The event itself certainly provided wow-factor as renowned chef, Adam Handling, who will soon be opening his ‘Ugly Butterfly’ at the estate, cooked a sustainable menu for the leaders. The leaders were also treated to a display from RAF Red Arrows as they performed over St Ives Bay, whilst enjoying a scenic BBQ dinner on Carbis Bay Beach by Cornish Chef Simon Stallard. With the best of Cornwall on display, local companies were selected to provide and service the event such as St Ives Company, Scott Woyka Furniture and The Cornish Larder.
It was estimated that the G7 conference would bring in £50 million for Cornwall over the coming years. But this was also followed by the government announcing a town deals for Penzance, St Ives and Camborne that are worth over £65 million in total. As the eyes of the world were on Cornwall, we hope they saw not only its distinctive beauty and rich history, but also witnessed a region that is innovative and forward thinking.
Carbis Bay Estate is at the forefront of pioneering sustainability, and we were proud to be chosen to host a summit so focused on protecting our planet. The team are committed to the environment, the bay, and the community and this global platform served as an opportunity to spread ideas, create conversations, and illustrate how sustainability can work on all levels of hospitality. The opportunity to showcase Cornwall as a leader in green technologies and sustainability on a global stage will bring huge, future benefits leaving a lasting legacy for all.
We hope the leaders are encouraged to return once again to enjoy our estate, the beautiful beach and Cornish hospitality.”
Stephen Baker, Owner Carbis Bay Estate
About Carbis Bay Estate
Set within 125-acres, the Carbis Bay Estate comprises the luxury Carbis Bay Hotel with 36 individually designed rooms, The Gannet Inn and Gannet House, as well as a range of self-catering accommodation, cottages and serviced apartments, set against the backdrop of the Estate’s privately owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach.
Facilities at the hotel include newly refurbished C Bay Spa which offers coastal inspired treatments, a Sunseeker yacht for private excursions and delicious dining at Restaurant 1894. Carbis Bay’s Beach Club on the Promenade offers guests a perch to take in panoramic views of the ocean whilst enjoying Mediterranean dishes. All facilities are set within sub-tropical gardens with access to the South West Coast Path which connects Carbis Bay to St Ives in under 25 minutes by foot.
Nearby, The Gannet Inn/Gannet House is the ideal destination for locally sourced, seasonal dining, with C Bay Hair Salon being the perfect place for a treatment or trim.
For more information, please visit www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk.
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