von Essen hotels is delighted to announce the acquisition of Llangoed Hall Hotel in Brecon, Powys, Wales.
Set in acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and dating back to 1632, Llangoed Hall Hotel is a truly impressive destination and, joining Michelin-starred Ynyshir Hall, is the Collection’s second Welsh property.
Offering 23 stunning bedrooms, the house showcases the style and fabrics of Laura Ashley, whose husband, Sir Bernard, created the hotel. Their unique personal touches make Llangoed truly special. The hotel is home to Ashley’s restaurant and the Whistler bar and is the ideal location for all manner of events, while its magnificent setting is a magnet for walkers, horse riding, fishing and mountain biking. Part of the acquisition is Sir Bernard’s private art collection, including the famous Whistler room, which houses over 20 of Whistlers original drawings.
The von Essen hotels private collection now numbers 31 properties. The addition of Llangoed Hall represents the next stage of the company’s ongoing investment programme which is targeting properties both in the UK and overseas. von Essen confirmed last month that it has recently responded to approaches from several wealthy individuals interested in taking a minority stake in the business to help accelerate its plans for major international expansion.
Commenting, Andrew Davis, Chairman of von Essen hotels, said: ”I am delighted to have acquired a property with such an individual history and in such a unique location. The purchase of Llangoed is testament to my ongoing personal commitment to this company and our strategy for continued growth.”