Five hotels within Prima Hotel Group, operator of four-AA-star hotels in England and Scotland have entered administration.
The hotels affected are Nunsmere Hall hotel in Chester, the Stanneylands hotel near Manchester airport in Cheshire, the Quorn country hotel in Leicestershire, Hellaby Hall hotel in Rotherham, and the Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace hotel in Edinburgh.
It is believed that a failure to meet debt commitments resulted in the administration of a myriad of companies that went to make up the operating entity, Prima Hotel Group.
Ryan Grant, Lee Cause and Catherine Williamson of AlixPartners Services UK were appointed as joint administrators to run Fontenhall Limited, Fontenhall (Scotland) Ltd, Hallco 1494 Ltd, Nunsmere Hall Ltd, and Prima Hotels Ltd. Additionally Elizabeth Mackay was appointed as joint administrator of Fontenhall (Scotland) Ltd.
Management company Legacy Hotels & Resorts has been brought in to run the hotels, with all staff and future guests assured that it is business as usual. With strong wedding business across the portfolio, all future nuptials will go ahead as planned, prior to a sale of the properties.
Ryan Grant of AlixPartners said: "We believe the businesses are attractive to a range of potential buyers and welcome expressions of interest from third parties to acquire any or all of the sites. We would also like to thank the staff for their continued support and professionalism during this process."
Prima Hotel Group was founded by Irish businessman Liam Walshe.
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