Co. Derry's Beech Hill Country House Hotel has been acquired by The House Collection for an undisclosed sum.
As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, the hotel has been owned by the O'Kane and Donnelly families since 1991. Commenting on its sale, manager Patsy O'Kane said, "It fills me with sadness to leave the Beech Hill, its wonderful team, its fascinating guests and its loyal customers. However, the time has come for a new chapter in my life and I'm looking forward to having more time for myself and my family.
"These are very different times with very different challenges and the Beech Hill needs new energy to ensure it continues to flourish. Finding people who shared our vision was not easy - when they were found, we knew it was time for a changing of the guard."
"A Truly Iconic Country House"
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Meanwhile, House Collection director Barry Kemp commented, "The Beech Hill is a truly iconic country house and, while the property may be entering a new chapter, our ambitions are to build on the firm foundations laid by the O'Kane and Donnelly families."
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