Folio Hotels*


*No longer trading

Swindon-based Folio Hotels was the privately-owned operator of a collection of individual and eclectic three- and four-star hotels throughout the UK that were largely a mix of leaseholds and management contracts.

Operating Data:

Total number of hotels Folio Hotels operated 30 hotels when it went into administration in late 2008. It was also linked with six associate properties that were not involved in the administration process.

In early 2009, the portfolio was split between Bespoke Hotels and Mulbourn:

Bespoke Hotels
Eleven properties were sold and transferred to management by Bespoke Hotels. Buyers included the Landesberg-family-owned Callbridge Hotels (which itself goes into administration in July 2010), the Reubens-brothers-owned Galleon Taverns, and Royal Hospitality. 
Chequers hotel,  Newbury
Chimney House, Sandbach, Cheshire
Homily Court hotel, Warwick
Hotel de la Bere Cheltenham
Madison Hotel, Swindon
Queensferry hotel, Edinburgh
Redwood hotel and country club near Bristol 2006
Tewkesbury Park hotel golf club and spa
Waterloo Hotel, near Crowthorne, Berkshire
Westfield hotel in Blaby, Leicestershire
Westmead hotel, Birmingham South

Mulbourn Limited
The remaining 19 properties were acquired by a Folio management buy-in via new holding company Mulbourn. Akkeron Hotels then bought seven hotels while the Vineyard Group (whose parent company Sonoma also owns The Vineyard at Stockcross and Donnington Valley hotel in Berkshire) took back the management of seven properties. The remaining hotels revert to individual owners.

The Vineyard Group (takes back the management of seven hotels)
Barns Hotel, Bedford
Brownsover Hall, Rugby,
Charlecote Pheasant, Stratford-upon-Avon; (subsequently leased to Shearings)
Etrop Grange, Manchester Airport
Hall Garth Country Club, Darlington
Harpenden House, Hertfordshire;
Maids Head hotel, Norwich

Akkeron Hotels (buys eight hotels)
Ballachulish hotel, Argyll
Buckerell Lodge hotel, Exeter
Caledonian Hotel, Oban.
Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa, Windsor
Isles of Glencoe hotels, Argyll
Makeney Hall Belper Derbyshire
Richmond Gate hotel, Richmond-upon-Thames
Yorkshire hotel, Harrogate

Management reverts to individual owners
Best Western Princess on Portland, Manchester (Macdonald Hotels)
Durley Dean, Bournemouth (owner operated)
Highfield House, Southampton (owner operated)
Richmond Hill Hotel, Richmond-Upon-Thames (Kew Green Hotels)