|Chiswick Moran Becomes The Clayton Hotel|
Name change after Dalata hotel group takes over
The Chiswick Moran Hotel has been renamed The Clayton Hotel, following its takeover by the Dalata hotel group.
Ireland's biggest hotel operator Dalata bought both of the London-based Moran hotels - the other is in Cricklewood - last December.
The £20 million extension at the Chiswick hotel, creating 81 new bedrooms and a 300 capacity conference room, is expected to be completed by October.
The £400 million buyout of seven of the Moran Bewley group, which owns five hotels in Ireland, two in London and one each in Manchester and Leeds went ahead in late December 2014.
The Crown Moran in Cricklewood, opened in 1996 and the Chiswick Moran opened in 2006. The Moran family have retained the Red Cow Inn and another hotel, both outside Dublin.
Dalata currently owns the Maldron mid-price hotel chain in Ireland. Dalata was founded in 2007 by Pat McCann, previously chief executive of Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, and currently operates 38 hotels with almost 6,000 bedrooms. The Dalata Hotel group announced in March that it is hoping to float on the London Stock Exchange.
A view of the Chiswick Moran with the planned extension
The Chiswick Moran hotel has benefited from its proximity to the Chiswick Business Park, and is also popular with rugby teams and supporters.
The deal gives the Dalata group an entry into the UK market-it currently runs a Maldron hotel in Belfast and in Cardiff and operates 37 properties with over 5,700 bedrooms. With the acquisition of seven of the nine Moran Bewley hotels, it has added another 2,500 rooms to its portfolio.
May 7, 2015