Hunstrete House Limited falls victim to von Essen administration

Hunstrete House Limited falls victim to von Essen administration

Hunstrete House Hotel and its holding company Hunstrete Hotel Limited (HHL) have gone into voluntary liquidation after troubled von Essen pulled its contract from the property. HHL is said to have been running at a loss and had only stayed open due to von Essen’s licensing agreement. The hotel chain, which is in administration, gives the hotel no hope in continuing when its licence is terminated in three months. von Essen said this arrangement was unique to the hotel and would not affect other properties. Customers with bookings will be offered alternatives in the Bath and Bristol region and deposits will be honoured. “The combination of notice being served by von Essen Investments and the continuing losses of the hotel mean that the administrators could no longer continue to support the business. As a result regrettably, there has been no option but for the company to go into liquidation,” said Charles Prew, chief executive of von Essen Hotels. “We are pleased that we have been able to arrange that all staff will be paid up to date and we will be doing all that we can to find them employment in our other hotels in the region which, along with other group hotels, will continue to operate as usual.”

Gary Marshall
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