The acquisition is part of the group’s diversification and growth strategy, the developer’s CEO said
Dubai-based real estate developer Select Group has acquired The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, in the UK. The developer said the property is regarded as one of the most distinguished hotels in the North of England and is complementary to its existing portfolio of hotels, with key parts of Cheshire, specifically Knutsford, having been identified as a desired location for the group.
Select Group Founder and CEO Rahail Aslam said: “We truly believe that Mere Golf Resort & Spa has a high potential to become the best resort of its class in the North-West of England, and we are looking forward to achieving this goal by working closely together with the hotel team.”
Offering 81 luxury guest bedrooms, an event capacity of up to 550 people, a championship golf course and golf services, as well as an award-winning spa and health club, the acquisition of The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is a strategic move for Select Group, he pointed out.
The group has detailed plans to elevate the hotel’s positioning to a heightened luxury level with plans to refurbish the interior and exterior, he stated. The vision is to upgrade the rooms, the public spaces and facilities, add new rooms and expand the public areas, continuing to attract international and domestic corporate and leisure travelers.
Aslam highlighted that hospitality is one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors, and that the industry is an integral part of the group’s diversification and growth strategy, both locally and internationally. The Select Group portfolio of hospitality assets includes a number of successful relationships with the likes of IHG, Jumeirah Group, Accor, Six Senses, Radisson and Melia.
Gary Johnson, General Manager at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, remarked: “The team and I are excited about this acquisition as it will secure our path to becoming the best resort in the region.”
In January 2022, Select Group launched its Peninsula Five waterfront development in Business Bay, Dubai, while in March, it unveiled its Peninsula Three project in Business Bay. In April, Al Zorah Development Company announced that construction work commenced on the luxury golf and leisure clubhouse at Al Zorah Golf Club.