Seasoned hotelier makes her first move into ownership with acquisition of Cheltenham boutique

A seasoned hotelier who has gained a wealth of experience in the industry over the last 15 years has made a move into ownership by acquiring her first hotel property.

Lindsay Holland, who boasts experience at the likes of The Zetter Townhouse and serviced apartment brand Dolphin House, has taken over Cleeve Hill House Hotel, an Edwardian property on the outskirts of Cheltenham.

The business is home to 10 bedrooms and has been run as a bed and breakfast for the last decade by Manfred and Jacqueline Zeilerbauer who have now decided to retire.

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Manfred’s retirement follows 56 years in the hospitality sector, having opened and operated a number of hotels including 11 years at Center Parcs as operations director tasked with the opening of new sites.

Incoming owner Holland takes over the property from her latest role having led the operations and team development at St Pancras Hotel Group.

On her new acquisition, she said: “This is a dream come true for me. I’ve been working in the hotel industry for over 15 years – so doing the thing I love most, in a town I love, is something I feel completely excited by. This is an opportunity to not only continue the great work that Manfred and Jacqueline have done, but also to really maximise the potential this historic building has. I can’t wait to get started.”

Cleeve Hill Hotel was sold off a guide price of £849,950.

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