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HOST RHM has announced the purchase of the Royal Ashton Hotel, a 37-bed hotel in the heart of Taunton, Somerset.


The three-storey hotel will be operated by HOST RHM and is the first independent hotel investment in the area by the hospitality management operator. Founder and Chairman, Kevin McCarthy, who knows the area well, said “This is great news for HOST and reinforces our commitment to the local community and brings our rooms inventory in the region to over 1,500”.


With more than 80 years of international and domestic hospitality experience, HOST RHM is known for its delivery of exceptional hospitality management services. It combines its ‘people first’ approach with a commitment to continual training and development, which delivers an exceptional guest experience.  The current team will remain at the hotel to deliver existing services from guest relations to operations and maintenance.


Tim Jones, Chief Executive Officer, HOST RHM, said, “This is an exciting step forward for HOST RHM and demonstrates our commitment to the local area and is the start of a new portfolio of high performing hotels for HOST RHM. Drawing on our vast experience and knowledge, we’re looking forward to applying our innovative, people driven approach to the Royal Ashton Hotel and working with the team and the local supply chain to further maximise its full potential.” 


Perfectly located in the Gateway to the West Country, the Royal Ashton Hotel provides guests with access to the Exmoor National Park, The Blackdown and Quantock Hills as well as Taunton Town Centre, and the Somerset County Cricket Ground.

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