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Christie & Co announce the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Devon has been sold to Compass Hospitality Group

On behalf of Coast & Country Hotels, specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Ilfracombe, Devon. The hotel will now become part of the Compass Hospitality managed portfolio.

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Originally a private house, the 101-bedroom hotel was given the name “Dilkhusa,” meaning “House of the Happy Heart” in Hindi, by a Maharaja who purchased the building as a gift for his wife. The property is located on the Victorian seafront and many of its rooms feature views towards the Torrs.

Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality, comments, “We’re thrilled to announce the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel will be joining the Compass family and that we have once again partnered with Seacare Hospitality for our latest acquisition. This takes us to 21 hotels across the UK, reaffirming our dedication to expanding our presence in the UK market and maintaining key partnerships to enhance the performance of our hotel portfolio.”

Stephen Champion, Director in Christie & Co’s Hotel team, who acted for the seller, comments, “We are delighted to report the sale of the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel on the north Devon coast, after a sales process that generated significant buyer interest and competitive offers from a number or parties. The Dilkhusa is the second largest hotel in Ilfracombe and offers considerable opportunity to the new operators.

“The property is one of the 33 hotels positioned in leading resort and leisure destinations across England, Scotland, and Wales, that we are currently marketing on behalf of the Coast & Country Hotel Collection. The hotels have received very strong interest to date, and a limited number of these assets remain available, so we invite any interested parties to get in touch.”

Enquiries regarding the remaining Coast & Country Hotels on the market should be directed to Jeremy Jones, Head of Hotel Brokerage at Christie & Co.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

P: 020 7227 0794 or E:

Contact the agent:
Jeremy Jones, Head of Hotel Brokerage

M: 07764 241 284 or E:

Stephen Champion, Director – Hotels South West

M: +44 (0) 7736 619 536 or E:

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