The Mill Hotel, originally established by Gordon Vickers in 1987, is to be operated by Bespoke Hotels which also operates the Chester Grosvenor in the city.
Founded in 2000 by Haydn Fentum and Robin Sheppard, Bespoke Hotels has grown to represent over 200 properties worldwide, and is one of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups.
The Mill Hotel and Spa offers an iconic destination of choice for visitors to Chester.
The three star hotel boasts 132 en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and bar as well as spa and leisure facilities.
Ian Latham and Helen Brocklebank from RSM advised the vendors and Stuart Scott-Goldstone and Jamie Hawley from Chester legal practice Aaron & Partners acted as legal advisors to the shareholders.
Gordon Vickers, founder of the Mill, said: “It has given me enormous pride to develop the Mill over the last 30 years.
He added: “I look forward to seeing the Mill continue to grow and provide a high level of service to its customers.”
Haydn Fentum, CEO of Bespoke Hotels, added: “We are thrilled by the prospect of working with this historic property, as well as strengthening our affiliation with Chester and the North West of England, which is a flourishing market and region of real significance to the group.”
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