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Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Shearings parent looks to expand hotel business

Specialist Leisure Group is actively looking to sign management contracts with independent hotels in the UK.

The company already operates 44 hotels across the country, offering them year-round distribution through its four tour operator businesses, including Shearings Holidays and National Holidays.

It says hotels will also benefit from its supplier agreements with websites, travel agents and third party distributors.

In total, SLG has eight travel brands, including Caledonian Travel,, Wallace Arnold Travel, Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels.

CEO Richard Calvert said: "We are a vertically integrated leisure company carrying over one million customers a year though our multiple distribution channels, transportation options and three distinct hotels brands.

"We can significantly add value to independent hotels through our expertise in operating hotels, our Group buying power, increasing occupancy year-round and ultimately driving a better bottom line."

The group, owned by private equity investor Lone Star Funds, employs over 2600 people.

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