A NEW owner has been found for the four-star Great Hallingbury Manor.
Agent Christie and Co last week confirmed that Surya Hotels had added the award-winning property to its portfolio in a deal believed to be worth around £2.25m.
The company also operates in King’s Lynn in Norfolk, Tendring in Essex and Sudbury in Suffolk.
Great Hallingbury Manor was previously part of Escape Hotels UK Ltd, which went into administration in 2010.
The property comprises a part-developed hotel with 29 bedrooms, together with a bar, restaurant and meeting rooms, all on a site of 4.6 acres. The hotel has a further 18 bedrooms in an annexe opposite which the new owner intends to refurbish and open later this year.
Christie and Co’s Tim Gooding said: “We’re delighted to have sold Great Hallingbury Manor to such experienced buyers. Significant interest was generated as a result of our marketing and we’re very pleased that the future of the property and business is now secure.”
After a £1m revamp, the hotel introduced Anton’s Restaurant and Champagne Barn, with world-renowned chef Anton Edelmann, formerly of London’s Savoy, to its facilities.
The hotel triumphed at the 2009 Essex Tourism Awards and was a finalist at the 2009 regional Enjoy England Awards for Excellence before cashflow problems stalled its development.
Earlier this month the Whitehall Hotel at Broxted closed its doors after hitting financial difficulties.