Billesley Manor Heralds New Ownership

The Burman Family, promoters of Dabur India Limited, one of India’s leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, along with India’s BI Group, comprising of several operating companies across four business sectors (hotels, real estate, publishing, and education) are delighted to announce the acquisition of Warwickshire’s historic Billesley Manor Hotel.

Alongside the change in ownership, Bespoke Hotels has been appointed to manage the property, completing a unique milestone for the group, which first took ownership of the historic 16th century estate in 1999 before its sale in 2005 following a period of outstanding performance.

The historic manor house boasts 72 bedrooms set within 11 acres of picturesque landscaped grounds and topiary gardens, alongside an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, extensive conferencing and events facilities, as well as a health and beauty space. Located in the heart of Shakespearean England, on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, the building’s library is even said to have been visited by the Immortal Bard himself.

“We are tremendously excited by the potential of Billesley Manor”, commented Mr Bhagat, Chairman of the BI Group. “We look forward to building on the property’s well-earned reputation and utilising the expertise of Bespoke Hotels, under whom the business has performed so well in the past.”

“We are extremely pleased to be part of the Billesley Manor Team, alongside the BI Group”, added Mr Mohit Burman, Director, Dabur India Ltd who will represent the Burman Family on the Board of Billesley Manor Hotel. “We aim to fill a gap and enhance the quality of services to create a niche position. Bespoke Hotels will bring its expertise gained through management of several properties to the table and, together, we will work to deliver better services to our customers”

“We are delighted to be returning to Warwickshire and resuming our relationship with Billesley Manor”, stated Haydn Fentum, CEO of Bespoke Hotels. “Having overseen our initial purchase of the property some two decades ago, it is a great source of pride to have been invited back to the helm and we are looking forward to working alongside the new owners.”