Birketts secures multi-use property for Bliss Hotels Limited


06 July 2017

Birketts has advised Bliss Hotels Limited on the £10m plus purchase of a multi-use property in North West England. The property benefits from occupational tenants including a casino, hotel and restaurant. The 4* Hotel, which is operated by Bliss Hotels, anchors the scheme and has just been awarded Liverpool City Region ‘Hotel of the Year 2017’.

Bliss Hotels is the latest venture from Bliss Investment Partners, and is focused on developing superior bespoke hotel offerings in key regional locations. This acquisition consolidates Bliss Hotels’ hotel offering while also providing alternative revenue streams via the tenanted casino and restaurant and enabling Bliss to work up plans for the launch of a new vibrant, multi-faceted leisure based destination in what is surely one of the finest coastal locations in the country.

Top 100 law firm Birketts advised on all legal matters with Melissa Loucas, Partner in Birketts’ Commercial Property Team, leading the transaction. Assistance was provided by colleagues Andrew Ridout, Laura Jones and Joe Yexley.

Kevin Potter, Finance Director at Bliss Investment Partners, commented: "We selected Birketts to advise us due to the reputation of its Commercial Property Team. We knew from the off that we had made the right choice. Under Melissa Loucas' leadership the team did a brilliant job and it was a pleasure to be advised by lawyers that understood our requirements and just got on with it.”

Melissa Loucas, Partner in Birketts' Commercial Property Team, said: "This transaction once again demonstrates Birketts’ property expertise within the leisure sector. It has been a pleasure working alongside the team at Bliss Hotels who have a number of exciting projects on the horizon.”