One of the most iconic hotels in the North has been bought out of administration in a multi-million pound deal.
Bredbury Hall Hotel & Country Club in Stockport has been acquired by Bangladesh businessman Golam Sarwar, securing the future of the property after it went into administration in March 2014.
Sarwar is now planning a £1m refurbishment programme.
He also owns the five-star Hotel Sarina in Dhaka and aims to make 147-bedroom Bredbury Hall the flagship for a chain of UK hotels as part of a five-year acquisition programme.
He has appointed hotel management specialists Onecall Hospitality to operate the venue, which consists of 147-bedroom hotel, restaurant, nightclub and conference centre.
First opened in 1812, Bredbury Hall is set in parkland in the Goyt Valley and has welcomed glamorous guests such as Shirley Bassey during this time.
Mr Sarwar said: “Bredbury Hall is an ideal choice for our first UK investment. It has an excellent location, close to Manchester Airport and with motorway links to the major northern cities. There is huge potential to redevelop and return it to its former status as a premier venue.
“Our immediate plans include refurbishing the bedrooms, the nightclub, and the central lounge and reception to create a meeting hub and a unique space for all day dining. Then in 2016 we will introduce leisure and spa facilities. Ultimately Bredbury Hall will become the flagship of a group of hotels, built though a rolling acquisition process over the next five years.”