Talash Hotels to give Stoke Rochford Hall multi-million pound makeover in a bid for four-star status

Left to Right Stoke Rochford Hall Owners Ravi Kathuria and Sanjay Kathuria with Stuart Welch (RBS Director Commercial Banking) and Ian Morgan (RBS Relationship Director)

Talash Hotels has revealed plans to transform its newest acquisition Stoke Rochford Hall into a four-star hotel with a multi-million pound refurbishment set to kick off this month.

The group acquired the historic hotel near Grantham in Lincolnshire in January this year and will now take the property from a three-star to a four-star, with all 96 bedrooms renovated and a further 50 new mansion bedrooms added.

All public areas, restaurants, bars, banqueting and conference facilities will also be given a makeover, with major improvements scheduled for the hotel’s leisure centre, including the construction of a new enclosure over its swimming pool.

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Originally built in the 1840’s as a private residence, Stoke Rochford Hall is set in 1,000 acres and was previously owned by the National Union of Teachers, before being taken over by Talash Hotels Group this year.

Owned by brothers Ravi and Sanjay Kathuria, Talash Hotels Group owns and operates eight other hotels across the UK including Risley Hall Hotel & Spa in Derbyshire, Chimney House Hotel in Cheshire and the Huntly Arms Hotel in Aboyne.

The acquisition of Stoke Rochford Hall is the company’s latest step in achieving its ambition of owning 20 hotels by 2020.

Royal Bank of Scotland supported Talash Hotels Group with funding for the multi-million pound acquisition and refurbishment of the hotel.

Sanjay Kathuria, owner of Stoke Rochford Hotel, said: “Our plan is to put Stoke Rochford Hall firmly on the map as a destination venue for luxurious breaks, weddings, conferences and other events. The hotel building is magnificent and is set within the most beautiful, idyllic countryside and we want to improve the standards and facilities on offer to visitors to increase its appeal.

“The renovation works are already getting underway and we plan to make the interiors much more luxurious and improve the standard of service provided. We know that there is a great deal that can be done commercially to grow the business and we are looking forward to being able to show off the hotel to its true potential.”

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