|Three Little Pigs to set up home in England.|
Thursday, 9th August 2012
Source : HVS International
After opening its first hotel, the 26-room Pig, in England’s New Forest National Park last year, Home Grown Hotels is to expand the brand with a hotel in Studland Bay in the county of Dorset and a 12-room bed and breakfast in the city of Southampton, both on England’s south coast.
The group has exchanged contracts with Andrew and Karen Pukis for the leasehold of the 23-room Manor House in Dorset, a National Trust property that was built in the early 19th century, for around £3 million.
The deal is expected to be completed this November, after which the hotel is to undergo a major refurbishment and will open in June 2013 as the Pig on the Beach.
Opening in September 2012, the bed and breakfast property will be known as the Pig in the Wall, and the first hotel in the portfolio is to be renamed as the Pig in the Forest.