Newmarket’s Rutland Arms changes hands

UK: Review Hotels has acquired the three-star Rutland Arms Hotel on Newmarket’s high street.

The company, which also owns the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in the town, purchased the former coaching inn for an undisclosed sum in March this year, expanding its portfolio in Suffolk. The Rutland Arms Hotel has 46 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, courtyard terrace, and conference and event facilities for up to 60 delegates.

Noel Byrne, chief executive at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, said: “Rutland Arms Hotel is an iconic part of Newmarket’s high street and is a great addition to our portfolio. The distinctive property is built around an attractive cobbled courtyard and dates back to the 17th century. Over the next three years we plan to embark on a significant refurbishment programme for the hotel, which will include extensive reparation works to the exterior and interior of the building.”

“Our aspiration is to bring the luxury and modern comforts of a boutique hotel into the classic setting of the Rutland Arms, to complement our current offering within Newmarket at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. We are confident of the very positive impact this will have on Newmarket’s high street and will further enhance Newmarket’s growing tourism offering,” he added.

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