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Booking platform Chic Lifestyle enters administration after funding issues

26 July 2018 by

Chic Lifestyle, which operated boutique hotel booking platform Chic Retreats, has entered administration, with its business and assets now up for sale.

The company maintained the online marketplace chicretreats.com, which offers independent luxury hotel experiences around the world.

The business had 23 staff at its peak, however all those who worked for the company at the time it entered administration have been made redundant.

The company will maintain operation under a smaller team until a new buyer is found.

Andrew Stephen McGill and Adam Henry Stephens of Smith & Williamson have been appointed joint administrators.

Andy McGill said: "The next round of funding could not be completed and so the company needed to explore alternative options which culminated in the directors taking steps to place the company into administration.

"We have engaged a small team to maintain the platform and allow the business to continue operating whilst we seek interested parties to acquire the business and assets of the company.

"We have already identified a list of potential interested parties in the sector and we are directly approaching possible buyers, advertising on a business sale platform plus using word-of-mouth marketing through our contacts in the technology sector."

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