The Best Western Plus Orton Hall Hotel & Spa in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, has been sold off an asking price of £5.95m.
Acting on behalf of Abacus Hotels, the 70-bedroom hotel was sold for an undisclosed sum to Ravi Takhar (Art Hotels), a private investor whose portfolio includes hotel and healthcare interests. Abacus Hotels took the decision to sell Orton Hall in order to focus on its other hotels: the Le Strange Arms hotel and Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, which are both in Norfolk.
Set in over 20 acres of mature parkland, Orton Hall is a Grade II-listed manor house that dates in part to the 16th century, and was once the seat of the Marquess of Huntly, George Gordon, of the family synonymous with the Gordon's gin brand.
Converted in the early nineties, it has event rooms, a conservatory, its own pub the Ramblewood Inn and a spa with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and four treatment rooms.
Paul Barrasford, director in the hotels agency team at Colliers, who handled the sale, said: "Orton Hall is a spectacular hotel in a great trading location. The new owners are experienced hoteliers and the property will continue to trade as a hotel. It will be exciting to see how they take the business forward."