Six DeVere hotel and golf resorts bought by QHotels chain
QHotels has acquired six former De Vere Hotel and Golf Resorts taking its portfolio up to 27 venues in the UK.
The six hotels, located across the UK include the luxury 5-star Cameron House in Loch Lomond and the Elizabethan-style Dunston Hall in picturesque Norfolk.
The other four are Oulton Hall (Leeds), Mottram Hall (Macclesfield), Slaley Hall (Hexham) and Belton Woods (Grantham).
They will be managed alongside the existing QHotels portfolio of 21 hotels led by managing director Michael Purtill and finance director Ian Goulding.
This will help to maximise the conference and events potential of each of the hotels, while strengthening our portfolio in terms of a wider golf, spa & leisure offering" “This is a really positive move that will help drive long-term, sustained growth for the QHotels brand,” Purtill said.
“The six hotels are an excellent fit as they are renowned for their first-rate facilities, catering and service. This aligns with our guest-first ethos and enables us to effectively expand our UK reach.
“We will be working with each hotel on an individual basis to ensure we build on the best of what they have to offer and complementing this with our experience and expertise.
“This will help to maximise the conference and events potential of each of the hotels, while strengthening our portfolio in terms of a wider golf, spa & leisure offering.”
With investment earmarked for each of the six hotels over the coming months, the hotels will be integrated into the QHotels portfolio.
Purtill added: “Our first priority is business as usual for the teams and guests, ensuring we fulfil our commitments for existing bookings.
“We are then looking at where we can invest in developing the hotels to emulate the award winning standards QHotels is renowned for and which drives guest satisfaction and loyalty.”
On the September 22 QHotels was awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014, which recognises the group’s proven track record of offering the very best levels of service, food and accommodation across its range of 21 properties.
Other recognitions include QHotels being rated No. 1 UK Hotel chain 2013 by independent watchdog, Which? and, for the second year, awarded ‘Recommended Provider’ status.
It also landed three prestigious VenueVerdict Brand Awards for Gold Standard Group, No.1 Large Group and Event Sales Enquiry Handling.
The six former De Vere Hotels were acquired by Sankaty Advisors, LLC (Sankaty) and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC (Canyon) on Thursday November 20, 2014.