New owners snap up Rutland Arms Hotel to expand boutique hotel empire

A small boutique hotel group has expanded its presence in the south of England by snapping up a new property.

Review Hotels Ltd has acquired the three-star Rutland Arms Hotel, located at the top of Newmarket’s high street.

The company, which also owns Newmarket’s four-red star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, purchased the highly regarded former-coaching inn for an undisclosed sum in March this year, expanding its portfolio in Suffolk.

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Noel Byrne, chief executive at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, commented: “Rutland Arms Hotel is an iconic part of Newmarket’s high street and is a great addition to our portfolio. The distinctive property is built around an attractive cobbled courtyard and dates back to the 17th century. Over the next 3 years we plan to embark on a significant refurbishment programme for the hotel, which will include extensive reparation works to the exterior and interior of the building.”

The historic Rutland Arms Hotel comprises of 46 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, courtyard terrace, and conference and event facilities for up to 60 delegates, all in a convenient high street location.

Byrne continued: “Our aspiration is to bring the luxury and modern comforts of a boutique hotel into the classic setting of the Rutland Arms, to complement our current offering within Newmarket at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. We are confident of the very positive impact this will have on Newmarket’s high street and will further enhance Newmarket’s growing tourism offering.”

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is the only 4 star hotel in Newmarket combining 77 Suites and Superior Rooms, a luxury spa on site, indoor swimming pool, gym facilities and an award-winning restaurant.

The Hotel was originally a Georgian hunting lodge built for the Duke of Bedford in the 18th century and was converted into a hotel in the 1940s. It is a privately owned hotel, which prides itself on offering a unique and personal experience for all guests.

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