Kew Green Group acquires 19 hotels and becomes Europe’s largest Holiday Inn franchisee

We are delighted to announce our acquisition of 19 Holiday Inn hotels from LRG Holdings Ltd; taking our Holiday Inn portfolio to 38 making us Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) largest Holiday Inn franchise partner in Europe.

The hotels are located throughout the UK in prominent cities and commercial centres. They will continue to trade as Holiday Inn hotels under a new franchise agreement and will all undergo extensive refurbishment over the next few years.

Paul Johnson, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kew Green stated, ‘’This is an exciting acquisition for us which will enlarge our portfolio to 53 hotels with almost 6,700 bedrooms in total. These new hotels will all benefit from a comprehensive refurbishment programme to ensure they remain ‘Great Hotels Guest Love.’

Kew Green has grown rapidly over the past 18 months making it one of the leading hotel owners and management companies in Europe. Nick O’Keeffe, Kew Green’s Director of Business Development says of the acquisition, ‘‘We remain focused on further opportunities to strategically grow the company through acquisitions and new management contracts across the UK.’’

Kew Green now employs over 3,600 staff across its estate. ‘‘We have an excellent talent pool in our group and this acquisition will provide further career development opportunities for all our employees, both in the hotels and the central support team’’ added Johnson.

Christies & Co advised the seller and Savills advised the buyer.