NINE GROUP SNAPS UP READING HOTEL

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has advised on the sale of the Best Western Plus Reading Moat House, securing an undisclosed sum off a guide price in excess of £12.5m.

The 129 bedroom property occupies 9.5 acres and is a Grade II listed 19th Century former mill house which was converted in the 1980s.

Set overlooking the River Loddon, the property has five meeting rooms, a 120 cover restaurant, a 60 seat bar and adjoining public house benefiting from easy access to Reading town centre.

Vivek Chadha, director of Nine Group, said: “The Reading Moat House is a very strategic and long term purchase for our Group.

“We plan to spend millions on the refurbishing and development on this hotel to make it a one stop leisure and business destination.

“This hotel fits perfectly in our groups strategic expansion strategy.”

Gavin Wright, director, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, added: “This was a fantastic opportunity to secure a hotel which presents a variety of opportunities for an incoming investor due to its superb location and surrounding market.

“Given the strong corporate occupier base, the property has scope to be efficiently repositioned with or without a brand in order to further grow RevPAR.”

BQ’s commercial property updates are supported by specialist lender Together, which provides funding to businesses and property investors nationwide. With over forty years’ experience in the financial services industry, Together offers short-term finance, auction finance, buy-to-let, residential and commercial mortgages and secured loans.

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