A boutique hotel in Cardiff has been bought by a group of four investors, headed up by a former Park Plaza general manager.
Jolyon’s boutique hotel, previously owned by Green Hotels Limited, will now be run by the new group, which consists of Hugh Hilary from Park Plaza, his brother Michael and founder of Intercity Removals, George Enescu. Mervyn Joseph, previous director of the company, is the fourth investor.
They now plan to rename the hotel and take on an ambitious refurbishment project at the property.
Hilary, who heads up the group, boasts more than 38 years’ experience in the hotel management sector, but this latest move marks his first out on his own.
The group want to refurbish the hotel to give it more of a ‘luxury feel’, with a focus on improving the lobby and banqueting.
The name Jolyon’s could also be replaced by No.10, which is the firm favourite for the hotel’s new name.
The group has already appointed the current operations manager at the Park Plaza, Jordan Lewis, as the new general manager at the hotel.