Hand Picked Hotels acquires Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa

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Hand Picked Hotels has acquired Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa near Silverstone, Northamtonshire for an undisclosed amount.

The Grade 1 listed hotel is the second acquisition this year by the group, bringing its portfolio to 20. St Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort in Guernsey was purchased in June and Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath, bought last year, has joined the collection following a £10 million restoration.

The hotel will be operated and managed by Hand Picked Hotels and will become part of the collection immediately.

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Julia Hands, who formed Hand Picked Hotels in 2001 from a collection of hotels purchased with her husband, financier Guy Hands, said: “Fawsley Hall will be a natural fit for our collection – an architecturally splendid property in an outstanding setting – with excellent spa and leisure, wedding, conference and events facilities.

“The hotel is close to Silverstone, Althorp, and Warwick Castle, with the M1 and the M40 providing excellent road links to the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. This reflects our expansion strategy – to acquire hotels in good, accessible locations.”

Set in nine acres of formal gardens and grounds within a landscaped estate designed by Capability Brown, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa has a Tudor hall country house lounge, an orangery, 58 bedrooms and suites, wedding, conference and banqueting facilities, a self-contained conference centre for 120 people, a private cinema, and a spa with indoor pool, steam room and sauna, outdoor hydro pool, gym and a range of dining options.

The sale was brokered by Christie + Co, whose director of corporate hotels Jeremy Jones added: “As befits a hotel of this quality, the marketing of Fawsley Hall generated exceptional interest and a competitive offer process. Fawsley Hall remains one of the finest individual country home hotels in private ownership.

“Investment in the property, specifically Grayshott Spa, has increased the profile of this Grade I listed gem. It will be an excellent fit for Hand Picked Hotels.”

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