THE Feathers Hotel in Ludlow is under new ownership, having been acquired by Crest Hotels for an undisclosed sum.

Crest Hotels is a privately owned and managed hotel group and the 17th century, 40-bedroom hotel is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio.

“This is an exciting time for the group and we are delighted to add such a unique and characterful property to our portfolio,” said Jason Hiley, Group Operations Director of Crest Hotels.

“The Feathers Hotel is packed with history and heritage which we are keen to preserve in the re-opening of the hotel.” It is hoped to reopen in spring 2019.