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Isle of Wight's George hotel to be taken over by friend of the royals

07 January 2019 by
Isle of Wight's George hotel to be taken over by friend of the royals

One of the Isle of Wight's most prestigious hotels is set to be taken over in an unusual ‘try before you buy' lease deal later this month.

The George hotel in Yarmouth will be taken over by entrepreneur Howard Spooner, a friend of royalty, including Prince Harry.

Dame Dianne Thompson, chief executive of the National Lottery operator Camelot until her retirement in 2014, has owned the 17-bedroom hotel for nearly five years and she has spent £1.5m transforming the bedrooms and garden, creating a fine-dining restaurant, Isla's.

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