Leading luxury boutique operator Eden Hotel Collection has announced a £12 million investment in South Sands, Salcombe following the recent purchase of the 35 bedroom Tides Reach Hotel.
Eden Hotel Collection is a privately-owned group comprising of eight luxury hotels across the Midlands and the South West. It acquired Tides Reach in January 2014 from the Edwards family, who have owned the hotel for 47 years. The group have confirmed that the hotel will remain closed while an extensive redevelopment takes place to create a 50 bedroom property on the existing plot. The new waterfront hotel, complete with spa, private beach and an extensive terrace with sea views, will offer high quality and contemporary dining and luxury stays on this beautiful section of British coastline.
Eden Hotel Collection’s Managing Director Mark Chambers said: “We are delighted to expand further into the South West, where our parent company, The Rigby Group plc, already has strong business links through its ownership of Exeter Airport and British International Helicopters.
“Tides Reach will add to our existing luxury hotels in Somerset and Kingsbridge, establishing a firm presence for Eden Hotel Collection in the region. The new Tides Reach is an exciting development and we very much look forward to being part of the Salcombe community.”
Mark said that a core value of Eden Hotel Collection is to integrate into the community, building links with local businesses, suppliers and people and the group are keen to make a positive impact on the local economy in Salcombe. Around 100 jobs will be created as a result of this investment.
The company is well-known for its commitment to seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers and for their dedication to the guest experience, which has resulted in a host of awards and accolades for the group.
Eden Hotel Collection is part of The Rigby Group plc, which has recently won ‘Family Business of the Year’ at the 2013 Private Business Awards. The Rigby Group has significant business interests across technology, aviation, property, hotels and investments and currently operates a number of businesses in the South West, including Exeter Airport and British International Helicopters which has a base in Newquay and operates flag officer sea training for the Ministry of Defence in Plymouth.