Hospitality firm run by FA chief Greg Dyke acquire fifth Sheffield hotel

Kenwood Hall in Nether Edge
Kenwood Hall in Nether Edge

A hospitality firm chaired by FA chief Greg Dyke has acquired another Sheffield hotel.

Kenwood Hall in Nether Edge has been snapped up by hospitality company Vine Hotels - the acquisition is the fifth hotel in Sheffield the firm has on its portfolio.

The hotel has been purchased from the Principal Hayley group, formerly the Sheffield Marriott, for a seven-figure sum.

The building is still operational and it is not known when renovation works will be completed.

The multi-million pound investment will see the hotel returned to its former glory and refurbishments works have already begun to the building and the surrounding grounds.

Improvements will be made to bedrooms and public areas as well as re-opening the currently closed spa and treatment rooms.

Garin Davies, chief executive of Vine Hotels said: “We are delighted to have added Kenwood Hall to our portfolio.

“It is a truly stunning property. We have seen fantastic performance in our hotels over the past few years’ and this luxury hotel is an exciting addition.”

Kenwood Hall is one of Sheffield’s 4 star hotel properties, with 114 bedrooms, spa and leisure facilities, it is also renowned for its weddings and special events.

Football chief Greg Dyke has held hotel interests over a number of years and became chairman of Vine hotels in 2015 alongside his involvement as head of the Football Association.

The firm now has five Sheffield hotels in their portfolio.

These include the DoubleTree Hilton in Meadowhead, Mosborough Hall in Mosborough, Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield city centre and Whirlowbrook Hall on Ecclesall Road South.

The company also run the Mecure Dolphin Hotel in Southampton.