Having been sold by leisure property specialists Fleurets, Plas Maenan Country House, in Wales' Conwy Valley, has re-opened.
The luxury Edwardian hotel, which boasts views of both the Conwy Valley as well as Snowdonia, was sold to first-time hotel owner Jane Harris, Director of Jagel Enterprises Ltd, late last year.
As a newcomer to the industry, Jane's journey to becoming an hotelier is being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary expected to air later on in 2019. The programme will be broadcast for an hour a day for the duration of a month and has already begun filming.
Harris commented: "I am delighted to have acquired Plas Maenan Country House, I think it was the property that chose me. It had a magnetic draw that you can't see or hear but feel. I must express my sincere thanks to Lesley at Fleurets, without her none of this would have been possible.
"It is such an exciting time! The refurbishment work has included restoring the parquet flooring back to its original condition, stripping the old office space to create a new welcoming area for staff and clients and much much more. We have also commissioned an extension to the front of the property, which will serve as a gin, fizz and cocktail bar set to launch in spring 2019. I have also been busy sourcing local suppliers, farms and bakeries for our food and afternoon tea offer; all of which is being documented for Channel 4.
"In the first four months of trading we plan to create more than eight jobs and also increase the bedroom count from seven to twelve as well as offer weddings by September."
Plas Maenan Country House hotel opened in late February and a grand launch charity event is planned for early summer with the proceeds going to the RNLI.
Lesley Watmough from Fleurets brokered the transaction which saw Jane acquire the hotel. Watmough commented: "I am delighted to have introduced Jane to this opportunity. This was an off market confidential deal that was never put on the open market. The hotel has wonderful views as well as superb grounds and I was aware Jane was looking for a stunning location where she could develop a business."
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