Legacy Hotels & Resorts to manage Southampton’s New Place Hotel
Legacy Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of New Place Hotel in Southampton, by Mokan Hotels Co. Ltd.
The acquisition is the overseas hospitality investor’s first asset in the UK hotel sector. It will join the Legacy management portfolio, sitting alongside the nearby Chilworth Manor, also operated by Legacy.
Legacy says it will capitalise on the hotel’s “English charm and modern facilities, ideal for both business and leisure”. The estate features a Grade I Listed formal Jacobean-style red brick manor house that dates back to the early 17th century and is home to the hotel’s restaurant and Lutyens Bar, named after its namesake and manor house designer Sir Edwin Lutyens.
The main building of the estate, New Place House, built in 1906, is set within formal arts and crafts style gardens that were designed in the early 20th century and sprawl across 32 acres of landscaped grounds. The hotel offers 33 flexible spaces, perfect for corporate events and conferences, private dining and weddings, whilst still providing pool and spa facilities, 110 luxury bedrooms, seasonally inspired dining and a number of outdoor pursuits such as woodland trails, croquet on the lawn and cricket.
Andy Townsend, CEO of Legacy, said: “We are delighted to add such a respected and established regional hotel to Legacy’s growing portfolio. The acquisition of New Place is testament to our continued growth in the sector and the first this year of several projects in the pipeline that are due to complete.”
“The property is very popular with a diverse group of loyal corporate and leisure guests and is host to over 100 wedding and social events each year. The hotel has just completed a full refurbishment of its dedicated banqueting facility, The Arden Suite, and an upgrade to the Main House’s ground floor restaurant and bar facilities – so I am confident that New Place will continue to be a local gem and one of Hampshire’s premier hotel venues,” he added.