Countrywide Hotels has been appointed to manage the 106-bedroom Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks, following its acquisition today by golf investment company Orida Group.
The hotel is the second Holiday Inn to be managed by Countrywide Hotels, under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group, alongside the Holiday Inn South Normanton M1 J28 in Derbyshire. The company now operates 12 hotels including Broome Park, near Canterbury, Kent; Hunton Park, Watford, Hertfordshire; and Whately Hall, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Orida Group intends to undertake a full refurbishment of the Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks, which features 12 meeting spaces, restaurant, bar, health club and swimming pool. The company is the owner of three golf clubs: Oatland Park, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire; Park Wood, Tatsfield, Kent; and Surrey Downs, Kingswood, Surrey.
Darren Patt, managing director of Countrywide Hotels, said: "We are delighted to have been appointed to take over the management of the Holiday Inn Maidstone –Sevenoaks, and look forward to working with the existing team to develop and grow the hotel, to drive a return for the owner".