It’s been announced that four-star hotel Northcote has been acquired by Britannia Hospitality Limited, owner of The Stafford London.
The luxury 26-bedroom hotel and Michelin star restaurant in Lancashire will join the portfolio as it looks to expand its presence in the UK.
Northcote is part of the Northcote Leisure Group, with 75% of the business owned by Nigel Hall according to Companies House.
The four-star property is run by managing director Craig Bancroft and general manage Craig Jackson.
Former chef patron and shareholder Nigel Haworth resigned as director in late 2017 but remains as chef ambassador to the business.
Lisa Goodwin-Allen is Northcote’s executive chef.
In 2009, The Stafford was acquired for a reported £77.5m by Britannia Hospitality from pub group Daniel Thwaites.
In 2015, general manager Stuart Procter rejoined the hotel after a short stint in Manchester to head up operations.
Procter’s first role in hospitality was at Northcote as a part-0time waiter, where he worked for co-owners at the time, Bancroft and Haworth.
The details of the deal have not been disclosed.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.