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An exciting, fast growing hotel group

Topland has a strong track record of investing in the UK hotel sector and has amassed a significant portfolio of 37 hotels & 4,642 rooms over the last ten years.

Topland's collection consists of:

  • the iconic Royal Crescent hotel in Bath
  • the Hallmark Hotel Group, 28 operating hotels located throughout the UK from Aberdeen to Bournemouth, formed through the acquisition of Menzies, Hallmark and Feathers portfolios
  • eight leased hotels, six in London and one each in Brighton and Glasgow

Topland is looking to expand its hotel portfolio and will consider individual acquisitions and portfolios or corporate acquisitions across the UK and Europe. In addition to this Topland is looking for strategic land hotel sites for development.

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

In Spring 2012, Topland acquired the Royal Crescent Hotel. This significant and renowned luxury hotel is situated in Bath and occupies the two central buildings of the internationally celebrated Royal Crescent and consists of 45 rooms and suites. The Grade I listed buildings were designed by famous Georgian architect John Wood, and were first occupied in 1775.

When the property was bought it was in need of a major refurbishment and Topland has undertaken a multi-million pound extensive renovation of the entire hotel to further enhance the five star luxury experience for guests.


The Hallmark Hotel Group

The Hallmark Hotel Group was created in 2015 by bringing together three Topland-owned hotel portfolios and consists of 28 hotels throughout the UK with a total of 2,700 rooms. The group’s performance is actively managed and overseen by Topland’s in-house team. 

In November 2013 Topland acquired The Menzies Hotel Portfolio which consisted of 12 four star hotels in various locations including Stratford upon Avon, Bournemouth, London, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Topland’s hotel portfolio was expanded by the purchase of the Hallmark portfolio in August 2014. This added seven four star hotels and one three star hotel in various locations including Manchester, Carlisle, Croydon, Gloucester and Derby. A further two four star hotels and six three star hotels were included in the Topland Group Hotel Portfolio when the Feathers portfolio was purchased in January 2015 with hotels in Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and Preston.

In 2015 the decision was made to rebrand. The hotels in the Menzies portfolio became Hallmark Hotels in September 2015 followed by the Feathers portfolio in March 2016.

Topland’s investment in the Hallmark Hotel Portfolio includes the refurbishment of bedrooms and conference rooms, new gym equipment across the leisure clubs and an enhanced golf and spa offering.