Investment secured for Grade II-listed hotel

The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Grade II-listed golf and spa venue Welcombe Hotel is to receive significant investment as its new operators tee up a strategy to reposition the hotel as one of the best in the region.

M&T Hotel Management wants to reinvigorate the 91-bedroom hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, which has recently been acquired by specialist leisure investor Conquer Dawn.

M&T is led by hotel industry veterans Sir David Michels and Hugh Taylor and has been growing its portfolio with the addition of the Hampton by Hilton Waterloo, Doubletree by Hilton York, and the East London Hotel in Bethnal Green.

Taylor said: “We are delighted that Conquer Dawn has secured another great asset for its portfolio. The Welcombe is such a lovely hotel and with the investment plans M&T has developed with the investors, will become a truly iconic hotel in the UK country house market.”

This is the third asset to be acquired by Conquer Dawn in the last three months and the newly established investment vehicle wants to continue to build on these initial acquisitions.

Conquer Dawn managing director Heath Forusz said:  “This asset meets our strategy of acquiring first class hotels in great locations with real potential for growth.  We are excited for our plans for the Welcombe and reinstating the grandeur to this wonderful asset in partnership with M&T.”