A rapidly-expanding hotel near Coventry is building a second restaurant to cope with an increase in demand.
Work will start next month on creating a £500,000 conservatory-style complex at the Macdonald Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa in Main Street, Brandon.
There will also be an open kitchen to enable diners to watch the chefs at work.
The development at the hotel, which has just been awarded an AA Rosette, is due to be completed in the spring and will create 12 extra jobs.
Debbie Johnson, general manager, said the development would allow it to seat another 90 guests to add to 120 in the Clarendon restaurant.
"There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of weddings we have held over the last 12 months and our conference business has also grown substantially, which is fantastic. That has meant we are having difficulty in coping with seating everyone in the Clarendon," she said.
"The second restaurant will be open throughout the year and guests will overlook our landscaped grounds, which have recently been improved with extra lighting.
"The work will start on January 7 and I think it will be great for guests to be able to watch their food being cooked."
In the summer, there will be a patio area for dining and associated bar.
Ms Johnson said: "We have taken on board comments from our guests, who have said they would like a choice of restaurants and have highlighted that the present bar area gets extremely busy when we have multiple functions and weddings.
"We also wanted to create more space to attract more local people to dine as well as address the growing needs of the hotel."
Cardiff-based G Oakley & Sons has won the contract after adding four new conference rooms above the hotel's Woodland Suite this autumn.
A £10 million refurbishment was completed in December - doubling the number of bedrooms to 112 and building a new Vital Leisure and Health Spa and a conference centre, which can cater for up to 280 delegates.
Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, which operates more than 60 hotels in the UK, has an annual turnover of £250 million. Established in 1990, it is now focused on the four-star market. ..SUPL: