The company, which operates 35 hotels and seven health and fitness clubs under contract in the UK, will run the 130-bedroom hotel and conference centre on behalf of owner Unite.
Eastbourne Seafront Hotel & Conference Centre, previously known as the Eastbourne Centre, includes a bar, lounge, restaurant and conference facilities for up to 150 delegates and is regularly used for residential training courses, conferences and seminars, but is also marketed to leisure guests.
Robert Crook, managing director at Chardon, said the company would run all aspects of the business, including its restaurant and bar using staff employed by owner Unite.
"We are delighted to win the management contract for the renamed Eastbourne Seafront Hotel & Conference Centre and look forward to running the popular Centre as a commercial resort and 4 star hotel," he said.
“With stunning views from all of the air-conditioned public rooms and many of the 130 bedrooms, most with private balcony, the Centre offers convenience and comfort to all guests. With a multimedia conference room, four seminar rooms, two bars, games room, library and a welcoming restaurant, the Centre is the ideal venue for work, rest or play.”
Chardon Management's portfolio includes two Holiday Inns and 18 Holiday Inn Express's. It also runs hotels under the Hotel Indigo, Quality and Easy hotel brands. Its own-brand portfolio comprises La Bonne Auberge, Limelight Bar & Grill, Triangle Health and Fitness, Tri Health & Beauty and Hoteldeals.co.uk.
Last year it ended its contract with Starwood Capital Group citing lack of investment in the four hotels it managed as the reason behind its decision, but has an aim to develop its portfolio by 20 per cent each year.