The 120-bed Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in the Merseyside coastal town of Southport, has come to market through Christie & Co.
Originally built by local architect Thomas Withnell in the 1850s, the Royal Clifton Hotel is a renowned Southport landmark building boasting an extremely impressive and imposing Victorian stucco façade.
The Royal Hotel is a Grade II-listed building, which has been developed over the years, most notably when it was joined with the adjacent Clifton Hotel in 1980.
The business, which trades within a franchise agreement under the SureStay Hotel Collection by Best Western, has established itself as one of the area’s premium wedding and events venues. This is thanks to its extensive banqueting and conference facilities available, which include nine function rooms which cater for up to 300 guests.
There is also a lounge, restaurant, and bar areas, and a leisure club and health spa that is open to both residents and members.
The hotel pre COVID-19 boasted a strong RevPAR performance within its competitor set which is reflected in the business sales mix.
The hotel sits in a prominent location directly on Southport’s promenade overlooking the Marine Lake, King’s Gardens and beach, and is only 100 metres from Lord Street, the town’s main shopping boulevard. Southport is an excellent location for such a business, as it attracts leisure, business travellers and other visitors throughout the year, and is close to both Liverpool and England's Golf Coast.
D’Urberville Hotels, who has owned and operated the business since 2015, has decided to sell as part of a planned exit strategy.
Ryan Lynn, Director of Corporate Hotels at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, commented, “This is a great hotel well known throughout the area which has such potential as the UK hotel sector and travel industry reopens over the coming weeks. It is perfect for a range of buyers from regional operators to worldwide investors.
'We are running a fast four-week process with bids due in from serious buyers by 12 noon on Thursday 23 July. If interested, please contact me directly for further information.'