Warner Leisure Hotels has announced two new acquisitions, and their first in Scotland, with the purchase of both the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, near Edinburgh, and The Forest of Arden Country Club in the West Midlands.
The 215 bedrooms Grade-A manor house which makes up Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club is set in over 1,000 acres, and includes two golf courses, two restaurants, two bars, a leisure club, tennis courts and conference facilities.
Bourne Leisure, owned by Blackstone-managed funds, has committed over £100 million in the acquisition and redevelopment of the two properties in what will be an extensive refurbishment programme ahead of their reopening as Warner Leisure branded hotels.
Paul Flaum, CEO, Bourne Leisure, commented, “We are delighted to add these two wonderful hotels to our portfolio, each with fantastic facilities and both in excellent locations, including our first ever hotel in Scotland. Our confidence in the future growth prospects of the company continues and we look forward to redeveloping the hotels to a high-quality signature Warner Leisure Hotels offering.
“The compelling brand and short break proposition, which includes entertainment, dining and daytime activities at the hotel, mean our guests continue to return to enjoy the unique experience that Warner Leisure Hotels offers. We very much look forward to introducing a whole new audience to the experience too.”
Prior to their relaunch under the Warner Leisure Hotels brand, Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club and Forest of Arden Country Club will continue to be independently managed under their current proposition