The Coaching Inn Group has locked in an agreement with the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate to take over the management of The Talbot Hotel in Yorkshire.
The Group will take officially over the operations of the 26-bedroom hotel on August 10, with plans to reopen and start trading again in the week following.
The 17th century hotel takes the Group to a total of 515 bedrooms across 18 properties, with the Talbot being its third addition in the last 12 months.
Earlier in July, The Talbot Hotel revealed on its website that it would not be reopening after the coronavirus lockdown.
The post said that the national situation surrounding Covid-19 and the impact it had on the domestic tourism market, alongside the practicalities of complying with regulatory requirements, meant it had become unviable to start business back up again.
The Talbot had previously been run by Sam and Georgie Pearman, formerly of the Lucky Onion Group, who spent time renovating the property before unveiling its new look in 2019.
The hotel then became the first in the new Country Creatures Collection headed up by the duo. The other properties, The Swan and The Chequers are still operating.
Now it’s understood that owners of the Estate, Tom Naylor-Leyland and family, have negotiated a new deal with Coaching Inn Group to reopen the hotel and save 40 jobs.
Speaking to BH, CEO of The Coaching Inn Group, Kevin Charity, added: ““We are delighted to be taking on The Talbot Hotel and are very appreciative of the trust that is being placed in us by the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate to take on the responsibility of what is clearly an important and iconic venue for town. The hotel benefits from an excellent reputation and it is very much our job to build on the success to date. We are inheriting an excellent team and we are looking forward to working with them to get the hotel re-opened as soon as possible and playing a key role in the local community.”
Helen Barry, estate manager for The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate said “It was heart breaking to announce that we were not reopening at the start of July. However today, I am very pleased to be sharing such positive news with our incredible team at The Talbot Hotel who have remained upbeat and engaged throughout this unsettling time.”
The Coaching Inn Group operates 17 market town located coaching inn hotels, across 14 different counties throughout England and Wales.