Carrington House Hotel snapped up for £3m by Britannia Hotels group

Carrington House Hotel snapped up for £3m by Britannia Hotels group

ONE of Bournemouth’s major hotels has been sold after offers were invited in the region of £3million.

The 145-bedroom Carrington House Hotel, in Knyveton Road, has been acquired by Britannia Hotels.

Specialist property adviser Chrstie & Co had invited offers of £3m for the business as a going concern.

The vote of confidence in the town’s hotel business means Britannia now has five hotels in the town.

The business was owned and operated by Akkeron Hotels, via the Forestdale Group of hotels. Akkeron decided to sell in order to concentrate on other hotels in its portfolio, said Christie & Co.

Carrington House no longer met the future plans and strategy for the group, according to the property adviser.

Simon Stevens, director of corporate hotels at Christie & Co, said: “Carrington House Hotel was an excellent opportunity for Britannia Hotels to add to its expanding portfolio.

“Founded in 1976, the group now has 44 hotels and more than 8,000 bedrooms. It is the largest privately owned hotel chain in the UK.

“I fully expect Britannia Hotels will take the Carrington House Hotel business forward securing increased leisure business for the resort, whilst bringing valuable employment opportunities to the area.”

Carrington House Hotel has extensive banqueting facilities for 300 and an indoor leisure club.

The hotel is located down a quiet tree-lined avenue on Bournemouth's East Cliff.

Britannia already has four hotels in the town: the 123-bedroom Britannia Hotel Bournemouth, the 127-room Roundhouse Hotel, the 114-bedroom, three-star Heathlands Hotel and the town’s first hotel, the Royal Bath.

Bournemouth Echo

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