Meldrum House Hotel Transitions to Apex Hotels, Preserving Wedding Plans and Rich History

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Meldrum House, a hotel and golf course with a staff of 150, was purchased by Edinburgh-based Apex Hotels from its previous owners: Bob Edwards, David Buchan, and Terry Buchan.

Apex Hotels, a UK chain with over 1,000 employees and 10 properties, plans to expand by acquiring Meldrum House for its fine dining and luxury accommodations.

Jordan Charles, managing director of Meldrum House, will stay on to lead his team while supported by Apex Hotels' resources and expertise.

Guests with upcoming bookings can rest assured that their plans remain unaffected by the ownership change.

Meldrum House has been a longstanding destination for dining, lodging, and weddings in the northeast, offering a blend of history and modern luxury.

The hotel's rich past includes its Manor House, built in the 13th century, and its golf course that opened in 1998, hosting the Scottish Men's Amateur Championship.

Apex Hotels acquired the property following a successful trading period and significant investments, including the purchase of Apex London Wall Hotel for £53.4 million and a five-year refinancing deal worth over £60m.

"The acquisition of Meldrum House Country Hotel represents an opportunity to continue to diversify the Apex Hotels portfolio, giving our guests even more choice of a city or more relaxed rural option."

Angela Vickers

The acquisition of Meldrum House marks an opportunity to further diversify Apex Hotels' portfolio, providing guests with both urban and rural accommodations.

Founded by Scottish entrepreneur Norman Springford in 1996, Apex Hotels is known for delivering exceptional guest experiences with its collection of award-winning properties.

"After a strong trading period across our portfolio, the acquisition of Meldrum House represents an opportunity to continue to diversify."

Angela Vickers

Meldrum House, the latest addition to Apex's portfolio, will continue to provide guests with a unique and unforgettable experience as part of this renowned hospitality group.

The acquisition underscores Apex Hotels' dedication to growth within the hospitality sector while preserving the rich history and charm that makes Meldrum House a beloved destination for generations.