Potential buyers show interest in Stephanie’s hotels

Reporter:

Andrew Boyd

FOUR hotels put up for sale by Stephanie Booth remain on the market and are continuing to attract interest.

Administrators KPMG have quashed rumours buyers have been found for Bodidris Hall, Llandegla, and The Wild Pheasant, Bryn Howel and The Chainbridge in Llangollen but said discussions are being held with interested parties.

Estate agents Colliers International announced earlier this month they had been instructed to market the four hotels.

They all made an operating profit in the 2010-11 financial year before Llangollen Hotels Ltd and parent company Global Investment Group were placed in administration.

A spokesman for KPMG said: “We can confirm the process is still ongoing.

“Interest has been shown in the hotels and we are in discussion with interested parties.”

Offers have been invited for the properties either individually or collectively, with no asking price released.

The four hotels, which have more than 100 employees in total, are currently being run by Convivial Management.

The Chester Bridge Hotel, Chester, and The Anchor Hotel, Ruthin, are currently in the hands of landlords.

Mrs Booth has said she and husband David planned to be more involved at both venues along with McLarens wine bar and the Fantastic Fun House in Oswestry.

A spokesman for Mrs Booth confirmed the group, which forms part of her business empire, remains in administration.

- At a meeting of Mold Town Council, town manager Dave Hill  said he understood the Mold branch of the Fantastic Fun House had been scheduled to be involved in the Mold Food and Drink Festival. The children’s play facility closed along with its sister branch in Wrexham earlier this month when Global Investment Group entered administration.

Mr Hill said: “I believe they have matters in hand to address that.”

The festival is due to be held on September 24 and 25.

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