17-Key Salutation Hotel, Kent For Sale Following Liquidation, as on UK TV

Location: Sandwich, Kent 13 miles North of Dover, 2 hours drive to London Victoria 

Name: The Salutation Hotel 

Guide Price: £5m

No. of Keys: 17

The Opportunity: The Salutation Hotel made famous by former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker has gone up for sale with a £5m price tag.

The Salutation in Kent closed its doors in January 2020 and entered into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation in March with all bookings at the 17-bedroom hotel and restaurant cancelled.

The business was being run by John Fothergill who had a five-year lease with owners Steph and Dom Parker, stars of the popular Channel 4 show.

Now the pair have brought the Queen Anne style 17-bedroom Grade-I listed property to market.

They first acquired the manor house in 2004 for £2.6m and turned it into a hotel after finding fame with Googlebox. Fothergill had been running it with his wife Dorothy since 2016.

A refurbishment project saw the bedrooms redesigned and the reconfiguration of the ground floor into a new space for dining, drinks and afternoon tea. The kitchen was also relocated to the north wing under a glass atrium.

The mansion was designed in 1911 by renowned British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Main Picture: The Salutation Hotel

Current Owner: The hotel is in liquidation

Flag and Management: Both free to the new owner

Financials: Awaiting info

Tenure: Freehold. The hotels are available individually or a portfolio

Agent: THPT awaiting information from the liquidators

Guide Price: £5m

Guide Price per Key: £294k

Date Posted: March 2021

THPT Comment: An opportunity to buy this hotel, well positioned in Kent, with a certain amount of publicity from the TV show.

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