Temporary closure for two Yorkshire hotels

Pennine Manor Hotel

Two West Yorkshire hotels are part of a portfolio of seven hotels to be temporarily closed down due to the virus pandemic.

Philip Duffy and Sarah Bell, both of Duff & Phelps, joint administrators of Northern Powerhouse Developments Limited, have closed the seven premises with immediate effect.

The Yorkshire properties, both of which are in Huddersfield, are Pennine Manor Hotel Limited, in Nettleton Hill Road, Scapegoat Hill, and The Old Golf House Hotel Management Limited, in New Hey Rd, Outlane.

The others are based in North Wales and Pembrokeshire.

Northern Powerhouse Developments was founded by Gavin Woodhouse to focus on investment in the leisure and tourism industry.

As well as the Afan Valley Adventure Resort in Cymmer, Port Talbot, the group had an extensive hotel portfolio.

Duffy, joint administrator, said: “It is clear that the hotel and catering sector is set to face a very tough few months, with income and revenue severely hit by the widespread travel restrictions in place, both across the UK and worldwide.

“As a result, we have had no choice but to close these hotels temporarily as the world addresses the COVID-19 crisis.”