The Richardson Hotel Group has announced the acquisition of a new property in the South West, taking its total portfolio count up to six.
The group has acquired The Royal Beacon in Exmouth to add to its collection of five Victorian hotels.
The 200-year-old Royal Beacon is situated in an elevated position on the port’s Regency Terrace, which was once the home to Lady Nelson and Lady Byron.
The Richardson Hotel Group is owned by local hotelier Keith Richardson, and other hotels in the collection include The Grand and Grosvenor in Torquay, plus three in Cornwall.
A spokesman for Richardson Hotel Group said: “For over two centuries, the Royal Beacon Hotel has offered guests a tradition of genuine hospitality – a tradition that has continued in its present role as Exmouth’s finest hotel making this a perfect fit for the Richardson Hotel Group.”