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29 June 2020 | Hotels

Landmark Hotel & Spa on Southport promenade for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to bring to market a branded 120-en suite bedroom hotel, Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in the Merseyside coastal town of Southport.

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Originally built by local architect Thomas Withnell in the 1850s, the Royal Clifton Hotel is a renowned Southport landmark building boasting an extremely impressive and imposing Victorian stucco façade with traditional bay windows along the full length of its promenade frontage. The Royal Hotel is a Grade II Listed building which has been developed over the years, most notably when it was joined with the adjacent Clifton Hotel in 1980.

The business, which trades within a franchise agreement under the SureStay Hotel Collection by Best Western, has established itself as one of the area’s premium wedding and events venues. This is thanks to its extensive banqueting and conference facilities available, which include nine function rooms which cater for up to 300 guests, an attractive lounge, restaurant, and bar areas, and a leisure club and health spa that is open to both residents and members. The hotel pre COVID-19 boasted a strong RevPAR performance within its competitor set which is reflected in the business sales mix.

The hotel sits in a prominent location directly on Southport’s promenade overlooking the Marine Lake, King’s Gardens and beach, and is only 100 metres from Lord Street, the town’s main shopping boulevard. Southport is an excellent location for such a business, as it attracts leisure, business travellers and other visitors throughout the year, and is close to both Liverpool and England's Golf Coast.

D’Urberville Hotels, who has owned and operated the business since 2015, has decided to sell as part of a planned exit strategy.

Ryan Lynn, Director of Corporate Hotels at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “This is a great hotel, well known throughout the area and has such potential as the UK hotel sector and travel industry reopens over the coming weeks. It is perfect for a range of buyers from regional operators to worldwide investors. We are running a fast, four-week process with bids due in from serious buyers by 12 noon on Thursday 23rd July. If interested, please contact me direct for further information”

The Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa is offered for sale on a Serious Offers Invited basis.

For further information on this press release, contact: 
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Ryan Lynn, Director – Corporate Hotels
M: 07764 241 303 or E: ryan.lynn@christie.com

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