Bright Hospitality Group (BHG) has announced it has acquired The Chichester Hotel in Wickford for an undisclosed sum as it continues to expand its national portfolio. \r\n\r\nThe hotel takes its name from Sir John de Chichester, who was the original occupant of Chichester Hall, a 13th Century moated farmhouse. The hotel features 36 en-suite bedrooms, bar and restaurant and three event spaces, that can be used for meetings, dinners, family celebrations and weddings.\r\n\r\nPaul Barrasford, director at Colliers International\u2019s hotels agency team who handled the sale, said: \u201cThe Chichester\u2019s strong trading location supports a broad mix of revenues. It is a popular midweek base for corporate clientele. On the private side, it has also long been of the region\u2019s favourite venues for a wide array of events including family celebrations, theme nights and weddings.\u201d\r\n\r\nBrothers Zishan and Imran Zaman, Bright Hospitality Group\u2019s directors, added: \u201cWe are delighted to have acquired the lease. The property is a great strategic fit to our expanding portfolio of regional hotels. The Chichester is an established business and we intend to build on the that success, working hard with the passionate team we have on site and investing in some areas of the property.\u00a0We are also considering branding options for the hotel operation.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\nBHG bought its first site in 2005 and the addition of the Chichester Hotel takes its portfolio to 12 properties.