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Quintessential Hotels adds to portfolio

21 April 2005 by
Quintessential Hotels adds to portfolio

Quintessential Hotels has bought Norton Manor near Winchester, increasing its portfolio to five hotels.

The 97-bed hotel, previously owned by Dolce International, was bought for £8.75m. The new owners plan to spend £7.5m transforming the management training centre into a four-star hotel.

A spokeswoman for the company said they hope to increase the number of bedrooms and extend the conference facilities.

"This hotel has great potential to re-position itself as a main player in the conference industry," said Michael Purtill, managing director of Quintessential Hotels. "It has a superb location."

Quintessential Hotels was founded in March 2003 and also own The Midland in Manchester and Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

By Victoria Heath

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