Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin to expand following acquisition by US firm

The Malmaison Group, owner of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin hotel brands, has been acquired by KSL Capital Partners, a US private equity firm.

Hotel du Vin, Edinburgh
Hotel du Vin, Edinburgh

KSL plans to invest significantly in the existing portfolio of 27 hotels and expand both brands throughout the UK and internationally, including the opening of a new Malmaison hotel in Dundee in September 2013 and the conversion of an existing property in St. Andrews to a Hotel du Vin in early 2014.

Richard Weissmann, a partner at KSL, said: "At KSL, we look for unique travel and leisure businesses with strong management teams to help support and grow. Malmaison and Hotel du Vin occupy a strong position in the UK market. With an exceedingly loyal following, we believe each brand has tremendous potential for further growth and expansion."

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