Lana de Savary, the wife of hospitality stalwart Peter de Savary, has exchanged contracts on a new hotel to add to the family’s portfolio.
The de Savarys have taken over the Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne in Dorset with completion scheduled for February 13 2018.
The de Savarys have forty years experience of owning and operating, internationally, luxury hotels and clubs, including Cary Arms & Spa, the St James’s Clubs, Skibo Castle, Bovey Castle, Cherokee Plantation, Carnegie Abbey Club, the Abaco Club and the Old Swan & Minster Mill.
The 23-bedroom Eastbury has been owned and managed by Paul and Nicky King for the past 17 years during which time they have achieved for the hotel and its restaurant a solid reputation and many accolades both from the industry and its international clientele.
The staff will be carried over to the new ownership as part of the acquisition.
Now the de Savarys hope to expand the hotel’s bedroom offering and add a spa over the coming months, in a tried and tested move that has proved hugely successful at other properties owned by the de Savarys in the past.
Lana de Savary says: “We hope to further invest in the hotel to maintain its reputation and, subject to planning approval, add a few additional luxurious rooms as well as a boutique spa facility for hotel guests. I was particularly attracted to the Eastbury which is a period country house with lovely gardens, extraordinarily situated in the heart of the charming and quintessentially English town of Sherborne.”