Specialist Leisure Group enters administration with three hotel brands not to reopen


The Specialist Leisure Group, which includes three hotel brands, has gone into administration and ceased trading due to the impact of Covid-19.

The Group entered administration on May 22, with Sam Woodward and Colin Dempster of EY’s restructuring team were appointed joint administrators.

A statement announcing that all tours, holidays and hotel breaks booked have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

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Brands that operated under the Specialist Leisure Group included Shearings, National Holidays, Caledonian Travel and Wallace Arnold Travel shops.

All 44 hotels operating as part of Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels within the group have closed their doors for good and will not be reopening.

The Shearings coach holiday brand has been in business for 117 years, with the new Country Living Hotel group, comprising two hotels, the Lansdown Grove in Bath and St George In Harrogate, having launched in 2018.

Bay Hotels operated 31 properties, while Coast & Country Hotels comprised 11 hotels.

It’s been reported that the group had 64,000 bookings and employed 2,500 staff.

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