Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Orient-Express sells stake in Harry's Bar to Birley family

14 June 2006 by
Orient-Express sells stake in Harry's Bar to Birley family

Orient-Express Hotels has sold its 49% stake in Harry's Bar to its partner in the group Mark Birley, it was announced today.

Birley, also owner of Annabel's Group, bought Orient- Express's London interest in the group for $9.5m (£5.1m).

A joint statement said that the personal nature of the business meant Orient-Express felt that "ultimate ownership would be more appropriate in the hands of the Birley family than in Orient-Express hotels."

The company added negotiations had been amicable and marked the end of a long and profitable relationship.

Harry's Bar was established as a fine-dining private club in 1979, and quickly established a reputation for its north Italian food, as well as its exclusivity.

By Matthew Batham

Get your copy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper every week -

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking