Andrew Brownsword Hotels acquires Old Swan & Minster Mill

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Andrew Brownsword Hotels has announced that it has acquired the Old Swan & Minister Mill in the Cotswolds, with the deal expected to be completed with a week.

The property will become the 13th in the Andrew Brownsword Hotels Collection.

Owned by the de Savary family for the last six years, the Old Swan & Minister Mill has since been transformed into a five-star inn, and the acquisition is the result of a private sale between the de Savary family and Andrew and Christina Brownsword.

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Andrew Brownsword comments: “We’re delighted to have acquired the Old Swan & Minister Mill, adding an Oxfordshire property to our collection of beautiful country house hotels and our city centre ABode group. The hotel has a great offering for both leisure guests and the events market, and we look forward to working with its team to build its reputation still further.”

Paying tribute to the staff, Lana de Savary said: “The Old Swan & Minster Mill is the most lovely place.  Our loyal, passionate and enthusiastic staff, many of whom have been with us for the past six years, are the reason our thousands of guests have happy memories of their stay. I am confident that Andrew Brownsword Hotels will continue the attention to personal detail and further enhance the hundreds of years of history attached to the inn. I wish all the staff and the Brownsword family a very happy and successful future.”

The acquisition sees the transfer of the property from one family hotelier to another, and the inn will continue to operate as usual for the immediate future.

Andrew Brownsword Hotels is a collection of privately owned hotels located in the UK. Founded in 1994 with the purchase of the group’s first property, The Bath Priory Hotel, the acquisition of the Old Swan & Minster Mill follows the group’s most recent purchase of its three existing Cotswolds properties; Buckland Manor, The Slaughters Manor House and The Slaughters Country Inn, and Amberley Castle in Sussex, all acquired in 2011 following the collapse of the Von Essen group.

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