Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff and
Phelps yesterday appointed John Whitfield as the administrator for Arizna Star
Hotels Limited, owners of the Mill Hotel Lancashire and The Miraj Hotel and
Leisure Club in Derbyshire.
Following the formal announcement of Whitfield’s
appointment, it was also announced that Legacy Hotels and Resorts have been
appointed as a managing agent to operate the two hotels while conducting a
Whitfield said: “We will act to ensure that all staff and customers will be
kept fully updated at this difficult time as we assess the situation and work
together to ensure the best outcome for the business,” he added.
Despite the announcement that Arizna Star Hotels Limited had
gone into administration, a spokesman for the firm confirmed that both hotels
were operating as normal.
Andy Townsend, chief executive officer of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, said: “We
have vast experience in operating and managing hotels across the UK and
have established a reputation of turning round under-performing venues.”
Legacy Hotels and Resorts operates over 30 three-star and
four-star properties across the UK
and southern Spain.