Legacy Hotels and Resorts Announces Further Hotels to Its Chain

Warwickshire, United Kingdom, June 18, 2009 --(PR.com)-- An expanding UK chain has added two further hotels to its portfolio.

Legacy Hotels and Resorts has announced it is to operate and manage The Legacy Royal Hotel Cardiff in Cardiff and The Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa in Gloucestershire.

The group now has 11 hotels within its control across the UK and Jersey as well as eight associate hotels in the UK and Southern Spain.

A three-year management contract has been agreed at The Legacy Royal Hotel Cardiff which has safeguarded 30 jobs at the 64-bedroom city centre hotel.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts has also agreed to take over the 60-bedroom Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa, which has been closed for refurbishment until the autumn, also on a three-year deal.

Andy Townsend, chief executive officer of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, said both hotels had been in administration having been operated by Niche Hotels until December last year.

“Our track record gives me the belief that we can transform the fortunes of both these hotels in the coming months,” he said.

“We are pleased to be associated with the Royal Hotel which is in a prime location in Cardiff opposite the Millennium Stadium.

“It has spent six months in administration but I am confident with our expertise that we can re-establish it as one of the key destination hotels within the city.

“We aim to push for the four-star plus market for the Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa when we re-launch the business towards the end of the summer. It is simply a stunning location and I am proud to be able to be the company chosen to re-establish this hotel as one of the premier hotels in the Cotswolds.

“This has the potential to be the crown jewel of our portfolio because of its setting at the gateway to the Cotswolds in Stow-in-the-Wold and it is a beautiful building. It has also enjoyed a very good reputation which The Wyck Hill House Hotel built over many years and I am delighted to be taking its name back to that in which it is better known.

“We are delighted to have added these two hotels to our portfolio and we are working hard to make further additions to compliment the group in the near future.”

Notes To Editors
Legacy Hotels and Resorts currently operates and manages The Legacy Falcon Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Legacy Oaklands Country House Hotel near Grimsby, The Legacy Chesterfield Hotel in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, The Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel in Salisbury, The Legacy Aston Court Hotel in Derby, The Legacy Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, Snowdonia, The Legacy Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa near Southampton, The Legacy Preston International, Lancashire, The Legacy Hampshire Hotel in St Helier, Jersey, The Legacy Royal Hotel Cardiff in Cardiff and The Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa in Gloucestershire.

Legacy Hotels and Resorts has eight associate hotels, The Wild Pheasant, The Bryn Howel and The Chainbridge Hotels in Llangollen, The Diplomat Hotel in Llanelli, and The Normandy Hotel and The Erskine Bridge Hotel in Glasgow, The White Hart Inn at Chalfont St Giles and has an alliance partnership with the Hotel Cortijo Salinas in Southern Spain.

For more information about Legacy Hotels and Resorts log on to www.legacy-hotels.co.uk

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