Dauncey’s Hotel sold to Grand UK Hotels
15 March 2010
Acting on behalf of owners Richard and Louise Morris, Christie +
Co has sold the freehold of Dauncey’s Hotel in
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to Grand UK Hotels, part of the UK
Holiday Group, for an undisclosed sum.
The 73-bedroom hotel, which overlooks Weston Bay, Madeira Cove
and Knightstone Island, occupies six houses of a Grade II-Listed
crescent. Built circa 1860, the property has balconies and a wide
terrace, as well as a conservatory extension, lawned gardens and
The hotel offers accommodation arranged over five floors with
three passenger lifts, plus three self-contained, two-bedroom
apartments across the top floor. The business also features
extensive public areas with bars, restaurants, lounges, conference
rooms, a games room and a treatment suite.
The Norwich-based UK Holiday Group is one of Britain’s
largest domestic travel companies, catering for more than 100,000
holidaymakers a year. The company, which trades as Grand UK Hotels,
Grand UK Holidays, Sunrise Holidays and Just for Groups, currently
owns nine hotels spread across the UK, with the Dauncey’s set
to become its 10th.
UK Holiday Group Managing Director Paul Bennett said that the
company was delighted with its purchase and was looking forward to
catering for the many regular customers, as well as new customers,
at this long-established and well-renowned hotel.
Jonathan Hill, Director at Christie + Co, commented:
“Grand UK Hotels and its associated holiday brands will bring
substantial business to the hotel and the entire resort. We wish
them every success in this new venture.”
For further information on this press release, please contact: Mark
Wingett at Christie + Co. Tel: 020 7227 0794.