The party spirit was in full swing on Sunday 19th July, as the Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme held a special luncheon, to celebrate its 15th year of trading under the ownership of local hotelier Ashley Lidgard.
The hotel has come a long way since the acquisition in 2000. When Ashley was looking for another investment in the area to sit alongside sister hotel The Brackenborough (in Louth), he purchased the Ashbourne in the summer of 2000, originally acquired as a rundown 10 bedroomed pub.
Due to the strong relationships the Ashbourne forged with various local businesses, the demand for accommodation kept on growing; 10 further bedrooms were added after 3 years, and then in 2011 the stylish function suite was added as well as a further 16 bedrooms, helping to meet the demand for both quality accommodation, and larger scale weddings and events.
Oak Ridge Hotels owner and MD, Ashley said:
“To say that we have achieved a collective 40 years of trading across the hotels is a great source of pride to me. This is due to the hard work, vision and commitment of not only my parents, but also the team I have surrounded myself with over the years; I would be nowhere without them. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of the local businesses and customers that have supported us; it is their loyalty that has helped us navigate our way through both the lean and more prosperous times.
“I am keen to expand further in the coming years; further accommodation for both hotels, plus I have other plans in the pipeline too. As they say – watch this space…!”
Read the Grimsby Telegraph story here.
And 2015 is proving to be a very busy year for Oak Ridge Hotels, as the Brackenborough also celebrates its 25th birthday in August, with a special birthday dinner.