A WELL-KNOWN Thurcroft hotel is undergoing a refurbishment after been taken over by new owners.
The Best Western Consort Hotel, a popular landmark in the village, has been bought by the hotels divison of investment company West Register Property, it was announced this week.
The hotel, on Brampton Road, has long been a popular banqueting and hotel venue for more than 30 years and hosts many charity events throughout the year.
It was purchased from the Peat family, who have owned and run the hotel since 1997.
The new owners said they plan to introduce a refurbishment programme throughout the property, situated close to the M1, over the next 12 months.
They said that the newly refurbished banqueting suite will be completed by the end of October in time for the hotel’s busy Christmas season.
Sharon Leahy, general manager at the Best Western Consort Hotel, said the uncertain time for staff was over and they were now looking forward to re-establishing the hotel as a popular venue for events.
She said: “It is a very exciting time for all of the staff at the hotel.”
“After a period of uncertainty while the hotel was up for sale, we are very pleased that the hotel is now owned by a company with a long term plan to invest in the property and support us in re-establishing the Consort Suite as one of the most popular banqueting, event and wedding facilities in South Yorkshire”.
The three star hotel currently has 27 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, and in addition to the banqueting suite it also has a bistro.