Bloomsbury takes over Felixstowe hotel in response to ‘urgent need’

Orwell Hotel external photo May 2016

London-based hotel company Bloomsbury Realty Management Ltd has taken over The Orwell Hotel in Felixstowe.

The long established Orwell Hotel in Suffolk is in addition to the town’s 60-bed Premier Inn, which opened last year.

Bloomsbury reportedly recognised an “urgent need to service the demand for business/leisure accommodation and associated facilities in the town”, before acquiring the property.

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The Orwell Hotel was offered discreetly to the market by leisure property specialists Fleurets on behalf of the owner, Manor Investments (Ipswich) Ltd.

Bob Whittle of Fleurets commented: “My brief was to seek and find a competent and experienced hotelier to take over the total operational running of the business in its entirety. Strong and varied interest in the business opportunity was expressed but I am delighted that Bloomsbury Realty Management has secured this substantial 68 bedroomed hotel and functions business and I wish the company much future success.”

Bloomsbury Realty Management specialises in operating hotels and wedding venues and has a portfolio of four hospitality businesses, three hotels in central London and a country house wedding venue in south London.

Commenting on the takeover of the Orwell Hotel, Gehan Raj, operations director for the company said: “We are delighted to add the Orwell Hotel to our growing portfolio. The Orwell Hotel has been long established in Felixstowe. It is ideally located and we believe it has great potential.”

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