Aug 9, 2013
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Mayflower Inn & Spa Sold Again

Mayflower Inn & Spa Sold Again

WASHINGTON—Keeping pace with a two-year ownership cycle that began in 2007, the Mayflower Inn & Spa, the prestigious countryside resort that has long been the picture of rural luxury, again has a new team of proprietors.

Last week the international hospitality group, Grace Hotels, a sister company of U.S. Hotels, purchased all 58 acres of the expansive Woodbury Road property from New York City limited liability banner, Three Wall Capital. The property was sold in three parts: the inn and its fellow buildings for $9.5 million; the spa and complementary building for $7.3 million; and a miscellaneous portion meant for business access for $1.8 million.

Altogether the Washington tax assessor’s office has 10 buildings listed. The spa and another hospitality structure were built in 2005 back when the name was still owned by Robert and Adriana Mnuchin, the family that turned it into the high-end resort it is today.

Repeated attempts to reach John Trevenen, the resort’s general manager for more than two decades, proved fruitless. But Philippe Requin, CEO of Grace Hotels, offered some insight on the future of the Mayflower.

“As part of the rebranding process, significant new investment will be made in updating the property’s accommodations, décor and facilities,” he told the Litchfield County Times via email. “We haven’t yet undertaken a full review and established a schedule of what needs to be done, but we are not planning dramatic changes. Everything will be planned to maintain the property’s unique identity along with underscoring this new chapter in its life.”

Mr. Requin did note the food and beverage portion will be reviewed with the possible inclusion of Muse by Jonathan Cartwright Restaurant, which is part of the fine-dining experience at his group’s Newport, R.I., property.

He called the Mayflower elegant and a good purchase because “we thought that the fit was perfect for our own brand.”

Read the full story at the Litchfield County Times online.


Mayflower Inn & Spa Sold Again

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