Von Essen hotels completes latest hotel acquisition

27 April 2007 by
Von Essen hotels completes latest hotel acquisition

Luxury hotel group, Von Essen, has just completed a deal for its latest acquisition, Hunstrete House near Bath, Caterer can exclusively reveal today.

The hotel, which was sold for just under £4.8m, will become part of the Von Essen private collection. It has 25 bedrooms and is set in a 71 acres of grounds on the edge of the Mendip hills.

Chairman Andrew Davis said: "The last few months has seen Von Essen's first step into London and the start of our drive into Europe. We have also expanded our luxury aviation business, with the purchase of Premi-Air from the Sir Robert McAlpine Group."

He added: "The acquisition of Hunstrete is a reminder that our primary passion is for great British houses, beautiful landscapes and fine art, so ensuring their joys are conserved for the delight of our guests and the benefit of future generations".

The acquisition takes Von Essen's portfolio to 24, including Cliveden in Berkshire and The Royal Crescent in Bath.

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By Emily Manson

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