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Scotland’s biggest hotel chain in administration

The parent company of mid-market operator Swallow Hotels has appointed an administrator after ‘struggling for some time in the face of heavy losses’. Swallow is the largest hotel chain in Scotland with around 40 properties, while its English portfolio consists of around another 100. Maidstone-based London & Swallow Group also operates inn and pubs. In total the administration order covers 671 sites with over 7,000 employees. The administrator is exploring the possibility of a sale of the businesses and their assets as going concerns’. Local observers consider that Swallow ‘overstretched itself in order to grow.’ As recently as this March it spent £20m on six golf hotels in Scotland. Peter Gray, the chief executive who led the acquisition spree, left the business in August to pursue other interests.

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