A new hospitality group aiming to build a chain of ‘hotels with character’ has made its debut acquisition in the form of the 30-bed Stonecross Manor Hotel in Kendal.
H&M Hotels snapped up the historic property with the help of management specialists Onecall Hospitality, which will operate it on its behalf and will now begin a major refurbishment at the hotel.
The project will see the bedrooms, bar, restaurant and function rooms all transformed, in a bid to ‘restore the hotel to its position as a focal point within the community’.
Mark Chambers, Managing Director of Onecall Hospitality, said: “Stonecross Manor Hotel is one of Kendal’s best known hotels and is well loved by locals and visitors to the Lake District alike.
“It is our ultimate intention that Stonecross Manor Hotel will be the first of a unique collection of hotels of character under the ownership of H&M Hotels.”
H&M Hotels is a sister company to Everbright Lodge, which owns the Rossett Hall Hotel in Wrexham and recently acquired Wild Pheasant in Llangollen, North Wales.
Stonecross Manor forms part of Onecall’s expanding managed hotel portfolio, which also includes Provincial Hotels and Inns, the new investment company which acquired 11 Lancashire pubs and hotels from Mitchell’s of Lancaster in its first deal last summer.