QHotels has added six former De Vere Hotels to its portfolio.
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."
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."
On the 22 September QHotels was awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014. 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 include:
- Cameron House, Loch Lomond
- Dunston Hall, Norwich
- Oulton Hall, Leeds
- Mottram Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire
- Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland
- Belton Woods, Grantham, Lincolnshire
The six former De Vere Hotels were acquired by Sankaty Advisors, LLC (Sankaty) and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC (Canyon) on Thursday 20 November 2014.
Photograph: Dunston Hall, Norwich