UK Group of Hotels goes into administration

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The UK Group of Hotels, which includes a number of boutique properties, has been placed into administration in a bid to restructure its banking facilities.

The group, which is the parent company of The Hotel Collection, appointed corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps on August 4.

“UK Group of Hotels has been placed into administration to assist the restructuring of banking facilities. None of the subsidiaries of the parent company are affected by this process and all hotels will continue their day to day operations as normal.

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“All staff will retain their roles, existing bookings will be honoured and new bookings taken with no affect to customers’ statutory rights, as well as all supplier relationships continuing as previously,” A Duff & Phelps statement said.

The 21 hotels, owned by the former Puma Hotels, rebranded in May 2012 when its original operator Spanish operator, Barcelo decided to pull out of the UK market.

The changes didn’t stop there as earlier this year in June, Puma Hotels renamed itself The Hotel Collection in a bid to focus on the individuality of each of its properties.

The 21 hotels within The Hotel Collection are:
The Lygon Arms Broadway, Cotswolds
The Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham
The Walton Hall, Warwickshire
The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire
The Walton Hotel, Warwickshire
The Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire
The Billesley Manor Hotel, Warwickshire
The Palace Hotel, Buxton
The Redworth Hall Hotel, Country Durham
The Shrigley Hall Hotel, Cheshire
The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
The Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirlingshire
The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
The Marine Hotel, Troon
The Oxford Hotel, Oxford
The Basingstoke Country Hotel, Hampshire
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
The Combe Grove Manor Hotel, Bath
The Imperial Hotel, Torquay
The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

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