IN an encouraging sign of increased activity and investment in the hotel sector, Chardon Management, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, has opened three hotels in the space of three weeks.
A four-star hotel Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport, a Holiday Inn Express in Windsor and a Best Western Plus Coniston Hotel & Restaurant in Sittingbourne Kent, all managed by Chardon, have opened their doors to guests over the course of the last month.
The full service Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport, owned by The Stobart Group, provides high quality and convenient facilities for airport passengers and staff, as well as local business users and discerning restaurant diners.
In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, it features a rooftop bar and restaurant, called 1935, the year the airport opened, with capacity for more than 70 customers, affording hotel guests, visitors and locals an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the airport and surrounding area whilst enjoying their drinks or dinner.
Meanwhile, the new 58-bedroom Holiday Inn Express Windsor, is located just ten minutes from the centre of the historic royal town, making it the perfect base for exploring the many local attractions or visiting London.
And an extensive redevelopment has seen the 80 bedroom Best Western Plus Coniston Hotel, Kitchen + Bar in Sittingbourne transformed into a stylish, modern hotel, with original features and quirky additions, all set to regain its prominent position in the heart of the local community.
Chardon Management managing director, Robert Crook, said: “opening new hotels in this environment is tough and requires the support of investors, banks and where appropriate brands. It is really encouraging to see this happening and it underpins our belief that there are some great opportunities for hotel development in the UK.”
Chardon currently manages 35 hotels and seven health and fitness clubs throughout the length and breadth of the UK and its own brand portfolio comprises: La Bonne Auberge; Limelight Bar & Grill; Triangle Health and Fitness; Tri Health & Beauty and Hoteldeals.co.uk – all of which benefit its hotel owners.
For further information please contact Nicola Taylor at Chardon Management tel 0141 333 0545
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Date 31st October 2012