UK: Independent owner-operator RAD Hotel Group has acquired the Seamill Hydro Hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, for an undisclosed sum.
Seamill Hydro Hotel has been under the leadership of the Sweeney family for more than 30 years. It features 84 bedrooms and two suites, wedding and events space, the Orangery Restaurant, Aura Lounge Bar, and leisure facilities including an indoor pool, gym and salon.
The hotel had previously released plans for further development which RAD Hotel Group are reportedly looking to enhance and accelerate. The existing hotel team will remain and all bookings, deposits and vouchers will be honoured.
It marks the ninth venue to join RAD Hotel Group. The portfolio includes Lochside Hotel, Spa and Lodges (Ayrshire); Dalmeny Park House Hotel (Barrhead); Hetland Hall Hotel (Dumfries); The Carlton Hotel (Prestwick); The Royal Hotel (Cumnock); The Radstone Hotel (Lanarkshire); Fairfield House Hotel (Ayr); and the Brig o’Doon House Hotel (Alloway).
Robert and Vivien Kyle, owners of RAD Hotel Group, said: “Not only are we delighted to be taking over from one family to another, but we are also proud to be adding another iconic Ayrshire based hotel to our prominent portfolio. Seamill Hydro could not be a better fit for us, with many similarities to our existing venues. RAD Hotel Group has a passion for ensuring guest experience is top priority which aligns well with the current values at Seamill Hydro, we all look forward to continuing this impressive legacy built by The Sweeney Family.”
Previous owner of Seamill Hydro Hotel, Sylvester Sweeney said: “Our family has been honoured to share in the special moments of so many lives, thousands of weddings, countless birthdays and anniversaries and hundreds of proposals. We could never adequately express our feelings towards our clients but would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, so very much.
“We would like to pay a special tribute to the truly wonderful team of people, both past and present that have dedicated themselves, many over decades, to support us and the hotel. The hard work and dedication shown by so many people and the true passion to make the hotel the best it can possibly be, has been a constant inspiration and source of energy and pride to us all. We know the team will continue to give everything they have to make Seamill Hydro better tomorrow than it is today.”
The transaction was brokered by Brian Sheldon, regional director in Christie & Co’s Scottish hospitality team. He added: “We have worked with both RAD Hotel Group and the Seamill Hydro over many years and are delighted to have assisted both families in the conclusion of this transaction. The sale demonstrates the ongoing investor and operator appetite for hotel opportunities across Scotland.”