The company, led by Robert Crook, has run the four hotels for Starwood Capital Group for the past seven years. A lack of investment into the hotels by its owners, which Crook said his company regarded as 'key' was the reason behind the move.
Crook said: “Having originally entered into a five year arrangement, which was extended subsequently by a further three years, the conclusion of our relationship with Starwood Capital follows several months of discussions about the on-going management of the hotels.
“These discussions were set against a background of a perceived requirement for investment which we regard as key, given the intensely competitive markets within which these hotels operate in this challenging economic environment.”
Chardon, recently appointed to manage the former Barcelo UK hotels in the UK after they were taken over by Puma Hotels' Collection, will open three new hotels over the next three months - in Windsor, Southend and Sittingbourne. It currently operates 35 hotels and seven health and fitness clubs.