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Shepherd Cox acquires Bridge Hotel and Spa

The Bridge Hotel and Spa, in Walshford, Wetherby, has been acquired by UK hotel and hospitality group Shepherd Cox, which owns 19 hotels across the UK.

The 37-bedroom country hotel is located in a rural location with access to the A1, and facilities include The Courtyard Restaurant and Byron Bar, as well as conference facilities including Ribston Suite, The Walshford Suite, and The Byron Room, which have capacity for 200, 175 and 70 people respectively.

Leisure facilities also include the Courtyard Spa with a luxury thermal suite and treatment/massage rooms, and the property also benefits from planning consent for two hotel bedroom extensions, providing a total of 28 additional letting bedrooms.

The transaction was brokered by Julian Troup, head of UK hotels agency at Colliers International, who said: “This is an enviable business with a high-quality offering and was transacted on a highly confidential basis. Colliers and its clients were delighted with the result of the process, including maintaining the required confidentiality.”

Nick Carlile,director of Shepherd Cox, said: “We are delighted to add this very prestigious asset to our hotel portfolio. We plan to continue the great work that Philip and his team have done, and expand the hotel with the new rooms. This acquisition represents a key step in the growth for Shepherd Cox Hotels.”

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