The Pig Hotels, a personal collection of small award-winning boutique hotels, has announced that an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners has officially acquired the parent company of The Pig Hotels in collaboration with its co-founder Robin Huston.
Hutson will continue with his role as Chairman of the company, while Tom Ross, the previous Group Operations Director, will be taking on a new role as the Managing Director. The terms of the transaction remain confidential.
Founded in 2011, The Pigs Hotel showcases an adored collection of eight award-winning rural boutique hotels with acclaimed restaurants devoted to environmental sustainability in the South Coast Counties in England. Each of the properties is situated in the countryside and offers homegrown food in a cosy environment.
“Having been admirers of what Robin has built over the last decade, we could not be more excited to work hand-in-hand with him and the entire team, and to help continue the growth of The Pig,” said Tina Yu, Principal, KSL Capital Partners. “The team at The Pig has created something truly unique and exceptional: hotels set in the English countryside which are dedicated to providing genuine hospitality and are at the forefront of environmental responsibility. We look forward to being part of this journey and supporting the management team.”
Over the past 30 years, KSL has invested exclusively in travel and leisure businesses. With KSL’s backing, The Pig Hotel’s parent company plans to expand its portfolio via acquiring and developing complementary properties throughout the UK.
According to Huston, this investment is an excellent opportunity for The Pig to focus on its future with a team of hospitality specialists.
“KSL invests in some of the most iconic and well-known hotels in the world and has had great success preserving what makes each asset unique. The investment will allow us to continue to grow and expand our collection, while offering our guests the same home away from home quality they expect at each of our hotels.”