Amazing Retreats buys properties as part of £8.85m investment

The Amazing Retreats venue portfolio has bought properties in Anglesey and Dundee as part of an £8.85m investment programme this year.

Ackergill Tower will get banqueting space in Amazing Retreats investment
Ackergill Tower will get banqueting space in Amazing Retreats investment

As part of the investment, Amazing Retreats has bought the 12-room Plas Rhianfa in Anglesey and the nine-room Kinettles Castle near Dundee.

Meanwhile, extensive renovations are planned across the portfolio, including £750,000 for gardens and outdoor space.

Refurbishment includes the addition of eight catering kitchens and more than 60 bedrooms, as well as creating banqueting space at Morley Old Hall, Beau Castle, Ackergill Tower Plas Cilybebyll, Stanbrook Abbey and Tempsford Mill.

Leisure facilities including five swimming pools, six gyms and spas, two tennis courts and four games rooms will also be added in 2011.

A £1.5m refurbishment is taking place at Spitbank Fort in the Solent, due to open later this year, that will transform it into a nine-room luxury venue with function space for 50.

Amazing Retreats executive chairman Mike Clare said: "The multi-million pound investment underlines our commitment to all our guests, no matter what the purpose of their visit, by consistently developing and improving our product. As a result of this investment we expect 2011 to be a busy year for us, with new properties becoming available and new facilities opening at existing locations."

Ackergill Tower, a 15th century Scottish castle will open additional conference space by December following a stables conversion. While Plas Cilybebyll, an 18-capacity manor house in Swansea is turning disused garages into an Orangery dining facility for 120 - due for completion by May.

Beaucastle, a Venetian Gothic-style house in Worcestershire, which sleeps 14, is transforming a derelict coach-house into a dining facility for 120 by September. And Morley Old Hall in Norfolk is converting two barns into additional conference and dining space, also due for completion by September.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
London calling: A look at what's new and forthcoming in the capital

London calling: A look at what's new and forthcoming in the capital

Hotels, venues and activities that should be on your radar for future London-based events.

Double acquisition for Gray Dawes Group

Double acquisition for Gray Dawes Group

Acquisitions include INC. Travel Group's corporate and marine businesses and the purchase of VIP Leisure Travel Ltd.

Love is in the air for one in seven event attendees, report claims

Love is in the air for one in seven event attendees, report claims

Research by Cvent and Edelman Intelligence finds 14% have met a significant other at a B2B event.

The advantages of being a second tier city

The advantages of being a second tier city

There are benefits to not being the capital, says Bas Schot, head of congresses and events at the Hague Convention Bureau.

What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

Keystone Law's James O'Flinn discusses your options and how to prevent this happening in the first place.

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

New event takes place between 25-26 April at ACC Liverpool, with inspiring sessions from industry leaders.

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Mike Leeson, general manager Europe at ETM, explains why ROE may be a better measurement than ROI.

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Sultanate to host the International Gas Union's 16th International Gas Research Conference at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Epic Games issues claim against Exciting Events after widely criticised event in Norwich.

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

A three-day account of the C&IT A-List FAM trip, in partnership with Visit Norway.

LATEST JOBS