Shearings acquires 50th UK hotel

Shearings HolidaysShearings Group plans to expand its hotel portfolio by up to ten new properties over the next three years.

The company announced the move following the acquisition of its 50th UK property, the 72-room Charlecote Pheasant Hotel in Stratford upon Avon.

Offering three night packages from £99-£165, the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel will join Shearings’ Coast & Country collection, which currently comprises 14 properties.

Vince Flower, managing director of Shearings Hotels, said: ‘Our Coast & Country hotels are hugely popular with customers and provide agents with the opportunity to offer a quality UK hotel break to those who may not have previously considered a Shearings holiday.

‘As well as representing a milestone for Shearings, the hotel will be an excellent addition to our Coast & Country portfolio, strengthening our offering in the UK holiday market.

‘The last two years have seen a strong resurgence of the British holiday and our expansion has been well timed to allow agents to capitalise on this opportunity.

‘With our two distinct brands, Bay and Coast & Country, we’ve expanded our reach to the independent travel market as well as the traditional coaching customer.’

The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, located close to junction 15 of the M40, is the first of a number of potential acquisitions being considered by Shearings.

Flower added: ‘We plan to further expand our hotel portfolio by adding up to ten new properties over the next three years.’

Shearings’ latest investment follows a £10m refurbishment of its 49-strong UK portfolio last year, which helped lifted the group’s income from hotels by 8%.

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3 Comments

  • Joe Sat, 17th Jul, 2010 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Shearings needs to update its facilities at London Gateway. The current setup discourages a lot of customers from re-booking with the company. It seems that not a penny has been spent on this in the previous five years.

  • Sue Thu, 26th Aug, 2010 at 11:11 am Reply

    When booking, always check whether the hotel is being refurbished! My sister and I had a holiday at the George, Harrogate in May of this year during a major refurb. Most of the problems we encountered at the hotel, stemmed from the undisclosed refurbishment. After writing two letters of complaint, and receiving inadequate responses, we are now writing to the MD. We do not want a refund or vouchers, we do want to be given basic information at the time of booking.

  • Carole Sun, 11th Sep, 2011 at 6:45 pm Reply

    I have come across this article as I am trying to find out who runs this conglomerate. As stated by previous writers, both the Gateway Services and the hotels need attention. I have just had a terrible holiday with them and feel that they do not care how they treat their customers so long as they can squeeze the last pip in a bitter lemon. I for one will not be travelling with them again.

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