14 December 2018: Aprirose, the real estate investment company, has today completed the acquisition of the De Vere Theobalds Estate Hotel for £24.2 million, from De Vere Hotels, owned by Starwood Capital.
Dating back to the 15th-century the historic Theobalds Estate was once the favourite country seat of King James I, before becoming a hotel in the 1990s. The landmark 140-bedroom hotel in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire is set in 55 acres of beautiful landscaped Italian gardens. Built in 1763 the Grade II* listed building marries towering turrets, elegant arched windows and a warm red brick façade with 21st-century style. It Is a two-minute drive from the M25 and only ten miles from London.
Manish Gudka, CEO, Aprirose, said: “Our hotel business continues to go from strength to strength. We’re continually looking for assets that we believe will flourish in our portfolio. Under the leadership of our hotel team we are developing market leading hotels in this thriving sector.”