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Sale of 5 star Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to the Arora Hotel Group

Payne Hicks Beach advised its longstanding client and luxury hotel chain, Elite Hotels (Rotherwick) Limited (“Elite”), on the sale of 5 star and 228 bedroom Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to the Arora Hotel Group (“Arora”). The Hotel includes 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens, three restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, a conference and function venue, a spa, a gym and an indoor pool. Knight Frank (Henry Jackson) were the agents instructed by Elite on the sale.

The Payne Hicks Beach team included Corporate Partner Jonathan Gatward, Property Senior Associate Marisa Beccarelli and Corporate Trainee Alice Harley. PKF Francis Clark advised Elite on accounting and tax matters and Norton Rose Fulbright acted for HSBC Bank, bankers to Elite. CMS acted for Arora.

Graeme Bateman, managing director of Elite, commented: “Naturally, we are sad to be parting company with Luton Hoo Hotel, but we do so in the knowledge that we have passed the custodianship of this wonderful property into safe hands. We wish Surinder Arora and his team at the Arora Group every success as they move Luton Hoo Hotel into a new era.”

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Alice Harley
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