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Overseas buyer secures Best Western Plus branded hotel in Fife through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce the sale of the Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel, in Dunfermline, Fife.

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Keavil House Hotel is located two miles west of the historic city of Dunfermline, close to the busy naval shipyard at Rosyth, and 19 miles from the Edinburgh city centre. The property was built in the mid 19th Century as a country house and then converted to a hotel in the early 1980’s. 

The 70-bedroom hotel is set within 12-acres and has been extended over the years by the current owners to include a thriving health club and spa, and the Elgin Suite for large functions and weddings. Having owned the hotel since 1988, the owners are looking forward to a relaxed retirement as this completes the sell off of their portfolio.

The four-star hotel has been purchased by Singaporean company, Buxani Hotels Pte Limited, the hospitality arm of the family office, Buxani Group. The hotel and leisure spa will be managed by Compass Hospitality UK Limited, which currently manages 20 hotels across the UK.

Gary Witham, Hotel Director of Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “Whilst having the heart of a country house, this is a thoroughly modern and successful hotel which will continue to thrive and is a great credit to the owners who have developed it over the last 35 years of ownership.”

Kishore Buxani, CEO of Buxani Group, also comments, “We are extremely pleased to add the Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel to our existing portfolio of hotels in the UK. This demonstrates our continued interest, commitment and confidence in the UK hospitality sector, and we hope to grow our UK footprint even further.”

“We are also grateful to the existing owners for building a wonderful hospitality and leisure spa business over the last 35 years and we intend to carry on providing a fantastic experience to our guests and customers going forward.”

Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality adds, “The Keavil House Hotel is an established property and a charming addition to the distinctive portfolio of our hotels in the UK. Our continued expansion in the UK reflects our strong favourable outlook for the UK hospitality industry. Compass Hospitality will continue to collaborate with our partners to identify strategic hotels for acquisition and management.”

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