Bespoke Hotels, the UK’s largest independent hotel group, have acquired McMillan Hotels which includes North West Castle in Stranraer, Fernhill Hotel in Portpatrick, and Cally Palace Hotel and Golf Course in Gatehouse of Fleet. The new acquisition brings their Scottish hotel portfolio to 26 with 90 across the UK and over 120 worldwide. Founded in 2000 by Haydn Fentum and Robin Sheppard, Bespoke manages over 5,000 hotel rooms and has 6,000 employees.
McMillan Hotels, that has been in the McMillan family for 60 years, was put up for sale in October last year.
Thomas Greenall, CEO at Bespoke Hotels, said: “We are delighted to add such characterful hotels to our portfolio. The trio are intrinsic to the hospitality scene in South West Scotland, and we cannot wait to develop them further, building on their excellent reputation within the community.
“We can confirm that the current team at the hotel will be able to continue their roles and day-to-day activities unaffected – we are keen for business to continue as normal. Overall, this is another significant milestone for the Bespoke family, as the acquisition will bring our group to almost 90 hotels, 26 of which are in Scotland.”
Douglas McMillan, Managing Director of McMillan Hotels, added: “We are excited to announce that our three Scottish hotels are now part of the Bespoke collection. As the hotels have been owned by the McMillan family for many years, it was imperative that the trio were placed in safe hands.
“Ultimately, we could not be happier with the outcome of our sale of the hotels and we very much look forward to seeing what the future brings for them.”