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QHotels Acquires six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges 

2.17pm 21st November 2014 - Property

QHotels websiteQHotels has added six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges  to its portfolio. With the addition of Cameron House; Dunston Hall; Oulton Hall; Mottram Hall; Slaley Hall; and Belton Woods, QHotels expands portfolio to 27 hotels.

Already part of QHotels are The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Nr Glasgow; Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, Nr York; Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort. North Lincolnshire; Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Shropshire; and Hellidon Lakes Hotel & Golf Resort, Northamptonshire

The QHotels brand is looking to strengthen its nationwide presence and complement its award winning guest offer with premium golf, spa and leisure facilities.

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. They will be managed alongside the existing QHotels portfolio of 21 hotels led by Managing Director Michael Purtill and Finance Director Ian Goulding.

Michael Purtill commented: “This is a really positive move that will help drive long-term, sustained growth for the QHotels brand. The 6 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.”

Slaley Hall - Hunting Course (2nd)
Slaley Hall – Hunting Course (2nd)

With investment earmarked for each of the six hotels over the coming months, the hotels will be integrated into the QHotels portfolio.

Michael concluded: “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 22nd September 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 includes 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 joining the QHotels portfolio are: Cameron House, Loch Lomond; Dunston Hall, Norwich; Oulton Hall, Leeds; Mottram Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland; and Belton Woods, Grantham, Lincolnshire. The former De Vere Luxury Lodges, are located at Belton Woods, Cameron House and Slaley Hall

The six Hotels were acquired by Sankaty Advisors, LLC (Sankaty) and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC (Canyon) on Thursday 20th November 2014. The purchase price has not been disclosed but some experts believe that it could be in the region of £160 million.

For a complete description of the golf courses now operated by QHotels see http://www.qhotels.co.uk/golf/our-courses

       

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