A HOTEL and spa has been transformed after a £3million refurbishment.

The Last Drop Village in Bromley Cross was purchased by the Emerson Group in December 2015, which has sought to transform the popular venue.

A spokesman from Emerson said one of the highlights of the revamped hotel was the new entrance.

He said: "From your arrival at the hotel you will see the improvements that have been made, surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens.

"As you make your way up the tree-lined driveway, the new grand entrance is the focal point for your arrival with a dedicated accessible entrance.

"The sense of arrival has been further enhanced by the landscaping of the extensive grounds and upgrade of car park areas, with new defined car parking spaces and creation of disabled car parking at the front of the hotel."

All 131 bedrooms have been redecorated and a number of tech upgrades have been made, including improved Wi-Fi and TVs.

There has also been new gym equipment and additional spa facilities.

The spokesman added: "The Emerson Group has committed long term to making the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa one of the premier hotels in the region."

The refurbishment came after Emerson was given the go-ahead to build 98 homes on land next to the hotel.

The decision made by Bolton Council was taken despite massive resistance to the plans from nearby residents, who submitted more than 660 letters of objection in a bid to stop the housing project from going ahead.