Liverpool-based business, the Know Collection has acquired Bridge Street Townhouse, to add to the group’s growing hospitality arm.
The group, which is owned and run by Steven and Nicola Hesketh, has taken over the 30 bedroom hotel in Chester for an undisclosed sum, adding the property to its growing portfolio of businesses, including The Richmond Hotel and Nourish, a female only spa in Hatton Garden, London.
The Know Collection also owns Love Thy Neighbour, on Bold Street, Know Property Services and Know Hospitality Academy, since the group began four years ago.
Now it employs more than 120 people and turns over around £6m a year.
New addition Bridge Street Townhouse is also home to a gym, bar and contained apartment and gives the group the opportunity for further growth into the north west.
Steven started the company after gaining many years experience within the hospitality sector, in roles at the former Chester Moat House Hotel, now Crowne Plaza and also The Ramada Chester, now the Mercure, Chester.
He has also started the Know Hospitality Academy which offers on-the-job training and education, and said he is looking forward to rolling this out in the Bridge Street Townhouse as well.
He has plans to introduce fresh food and beverage offering at Bridge Street Townhouse following a rebrand in the coming months.
He says: “It’s an exciting time for the Know Collection and we’re looking forward to striding into this hotspot and working alongside those who have already made the city the fantastic visitor attraction it is today.”