The De Vere Group Invests £17 Million in Maidstone Hotel & Leisure Club

The development of a å£17 million Village Hotel & Leisure Club has commenced on the outskirts of Maidstone in England. When completed, in the summer of 2004, it will incorporate 122 bedrooms, restaurants, pub, conferencing and banqueting facilities, together with state-of-the-art leisure facilities.

Part of the De Vere Group plc, the Village Hotel & Leisure Club Maidstone is being developed on a five-acre greenfield site next to the River Medway at Castle View Farm, and will create over 350 jobs in the construction, hospitality and leisure sectors.

The main contractors for the project are Maidstone-based Wallis. This will be the second De Vere Group project for Wallis which, through its Bromley office, recently completed a £10 million refurbishment of the De Vere Cavendish Hotel, in Jermyn Street, London.
Architect for the Village Hotel & Leisure Club Maidstone is DLA Architecture, the engineer is Shepherd Gilmour and the quantity surveyor is O`Neil and Partners.

There are currently fourteen Village Hotel & Leisure Clubs at locations in England and Wales, all offering a unique mix of spa and leisure facilities. Alasdair McNee, Director of Marketing, The De Vere Group plc says, “Village is one of the fastest growing hotel and leisure club brands in the UK and we are delighted to be making this further major investment in the south.

“The Village Hotel & Leisure Club is great news for Maidstone and will undoubtedly be a major asset to the region, both in terms of business, tourism and local facilities. Those visiting the international companies locating here will enjoy high quality accommodation and there will be premier conference and leisure on the doorstep for guests and residents of the area,” he concludes.

The De Vere Group plc also operates twenty-one of the country`s best four and five-star hotels and golf resorts, including the world famous De Vere Belfry, in North Warwickshire and the impressive De Vere Grand, Brighton.
In addition, The De Vere Group plc has a growing network of twelve independently owned Associate Hotels as well as De Vere Resort Ownership, the UK`s largest five-star lodge operator, which has 126 lodges.



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