Chardon to take over at Eastbourne Seafront Hotel & Conference Centre

Chardon Management, the independent hotel management company, is taking over the management contract at the Eastbourne Seafront Hotel & Conference Centre.

Previously known as just the Eastbourne Centre, the venue includes 130-bedrooms, a bar, lounge, restaurant and conference facilities for up to 150 delegates and is regularly used for residential training courses, conferences and seminars, but is also marketed to leisure guests. Chardon will now run the venue on behalf of owner Unite.

Robert Crook, managing director at Chardon, said the company would run all aspects of the business, including its restaurant and bar using staff employed by owner Unite. 'We are delighted to win the management contract for the renamed Eastbourne Seafront Hotel & Conference Centre and look forward to running the popular Centre as a commercial resort and 4 star hotel,' he said.

Chardon now operates 35 hotels and seven health and fitness club under contract in the UK. Their portfolio includes two Holiday Inns and 18 Holiday Inn Express's. It also runs hotels under the Hotel Indigo, Quality and Easy hotel brands. Its own-brand portfolio comprises La Bonne Auberge, Limelight Bar & Grill, Triangle Health and Fitness, Tri Health & Beauty and Hoteldeals.co.uk.

Last year it ended its contract with Starwood Capital Group citing lack of investment in the four hotels it managed as the reason behind its decision, but has an aim to develop its portfolio by 20 per cent each year.