Hallmark Hotels Goes West

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    Hallmark Hotels has acquired its sixth hotel; Hallmark Gloucester, retaining staff and set to begin a £3 million refurbishment.Situated in the Cotswolds, the former Ramada hotel is located just two miles from Gloucester city centre. The hotel includes a pool, health club and beauty salon as well as exceptional corporate and events facilities. The new owners, Hallmark Hotels, will be looking to upgrade the hotel from its current three stars to bring the property in line with the rest of the four-star Hallmark collection.

    Managing Director, Arnold Schnegg comments:
    “Hallmark Gloucester is a fantastic property in a great location and will make an excellent addition to the Hallmark portfolio. The refurbishment will begin in January 2011 and in the mean time we will be bringing the service and standards up to the level our customers expect from our hotels.”

    All 75 current staff will be retained by Hallmark and it is hoped that further jobs will be created as the hotel is re-launched and begins to flourish.

    Hallmark Hotel Gloucester marks the sixth hotel to join the Hallmark group along with Hallmark Hotels Bournemouth, Manchester, Derby, Carlisle and most recently Hull, all of which have undergone similar work to restore them to their former glory with décor befitting the boutique style of the Hallmark brand.

    Amendment to the refurbishment start date: work will commence in October 2010 with a completion date of April 2011.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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