The owner of a string of prestigious country house hotels has just added Ednam House Hotel to his collection.
The hotel has been acquired for an “undisclosed sum” by Guyzance Hall Ltd, which is owned by Rev Robert Parker.
Sister hotels include Dalhousie Castle, near Edinburgh and three north east England hotels, Guyzance Hall, Eshott Hall and Doxford Hall.
The Kelso hotel has been bought from the Brooks family, who have owned and operated it for over 80 years.
The former 18th century mansion has 32 guest bedrooms.
Eric Kortenbach, operations director for Guyzance Hall Ltd, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ednam House to our portfolio as it fits perfectly with our brand.
“As with our other properties, we intend to invest in both the hotel and staff.
“Our aim is to ensure that Ednam House becomes a truly luxury destination hotel, through attention to detail in every aspect of the property – whether it be dining, decor or service, or through the events we hold for guests and visitors.”
Mr Kortenbach added: “Our policy is to invest in the local economy, through buying locally, and providing opportunity and employment.”
Over the last five years the company has invested millions of pounds on its hotel properties, all of which are well-known wedding locations, and all but Guyzance Hall provide AA Rosette standard dining.