With this purchase, QHotels intends to strengthen its nationwide presence and add to its offer with golf, spa and leisure facilities.
The six hotels include:
- Cameron House, Loch Lomond
- Dunston Hall, Norwich
- Oulton Hall, Leeds
- Mottram Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire
- Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland
- Belton Woods, Grantham, Lincolnshire
The hotels will be managed by QHotels managing director Michael Purtill and finance director Ian Goulding.
“This is a really positive move that will help drive long-term, sustained growth for the QHotels brand,” said Purtill.
“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.”
The six former De Vere Hotels were acquired by Sankaty Advisors, LLC (Sankaty) and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC (Canyon) on 20 November.
QHotels has earmarked investment for each of the six hotels to fully integrate them into the QHotels portfolio.
“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 we will complement this with our experience and expertise,” explained Purtill.
“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 and leisure offering.
“Our first priority is business as usual for the teams and guests, ensuring we fulfil our commitments for existing bookings. We will then look at where we can invest in developing the hotels to emulate the award-winning standards QHotels is renowned for which drive guest satisfaction and loyalty.”