US-based KSL Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Belfry, a hotel located at Wishaw, North Warwickshire, England.
The celebrated 324-room hotel and golf resort is located close to Birmingham with easy access to London via the motorway system. It features seven food and beverage outlets, a 25,000-square-foot fitness centre, a spa, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
The property is spread across 550 acres, and hosts a famous golf course, The Brabazon, the PGA National Golf Academy, and two additional golf courses, the PGA National, and The Derby. The hotel claims to be a perfect retreat for golf enthusiasts searching for the most challenging golfing holiday.
The resort will be operated by a subsidiary of the De Vere Group, which owns brands that include De Vere Hotels, Venues and VILLAGE.
Richard Weissmann, a partner in KSL Capital Partners, said, ‘The Belfry has a proud heritage and is widely known as the ‘spiritual home of The Ryder Cup,’ and we are honoured to be the next stewards of this great property. Given KSL’s experience owning and operating large-scale golf and spa resorts across the United States, The Belfry is the perfect opportunity for our first resort investment in Europe. We believe De Vere’s familiarity with today’s European travellers combined with our planned renovations will provide guests of The Belfry a new level of luxury, service and amenities.’
KSL currently owns a hospitality portfolio worldwide, including The Grove Park Inn, The Homestead, Montelucia Resort & Spa, Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, The Royal Palm, La Costa Resort and Spa, and ClubCorp, a private golf and business club brand.