A 1970’s advertisement for the Lilleybrook reads: “This Hotel situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham overlooking picturesque lake and Golf Course. Standing in its own spacious grounds surrounded by trees and lawns. Relax in our lounge, Dine in our Green Room with good food and friendly service at all times. Our superb bedrooms, all with private bathrooms or showers, TV or Radio. Book now for Weddings, Private Parties, Conferences or Seminars or be disappointed. General management Mr. And Mrs. A. J. Jerrett.”
Western Daily Press: Tuesday 29th July 1980 – Arson Probe: Staff at the three star Lilleybrook Hotel in Cheltenham remained tight-lipped last night about the fourth fire there in ten days. Detectives believe they were started deliberately, possibly by someone with a grudge against the hotel. The fires have cost the hotel in fashionable Charlton Kings more than £2,000. The latest outbreak in an entrance hall was spotted before it caused any damage.
The Citizen: 4th December, 1982 – Hotel project: The Lillybrook Hotel in Charlton Kings is to undergo a £1m expansion to provide a huge sports complex, extra rooms, and a doubling of the restaurant facilities, the owner, Mr Fred Pearson, revealed.
The Lilleybrook had a makeover and refurbishment and rebranded itself as the Cheltenham Park Hotel.
Another identity change introduced corporate branding as the Double Tree by Hilton hotel. The owners were Lethendy Cheltenham Ltd., a UK based holding company that owned four hotels nationwide that traded under different brand names. Lethendy Estates is part of the MF Trust, of which the company settlor is a former Russian billionaire. The Russian connection, and the economic sanctions imposed because of the Ukraine War, resulted in land registry restrictions that forced Lethendy, after the collapse of Russian banks, to put the Cheltenham hotel into administration on May 19th 2022.
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