The Mere to reopen under Fairmont banner
Overlooking The Mere Lake on the outskirts of the affluent town of Knutsford, Cheshire, the 157-acre resort today offers 81 luxurious guest rooms, an 18-hole championship golf course and wellness facilities.
On completion of a comprehensive restoration, redesign and expansion, Fairmont Cheshire The Mere will open in Q3 2024 with 120-bedrooms, including 27 suites. The resort will retain its championship 18-hole golf course and develop some of the finest wellness and culinary offerings in the region.
A historic hall at Mere can be traced back to 1086 and features in The Domesday Book. In 1834 the ‘New Hall’ was built close to the Mere by Peter Langford Brooke. Tragically, a fire destroyed much of the Club House in 1973, which was subsequently rebuilt. The hotel was in local ownership under the Boler family since 1984, until 2022 when it was acquired by UAE Select Group, helmed by Manchester-born Rahail Aslam.
Fairmont Cheshire The Mere will be a leading luxury golf and spa resort in the North West of England, a complementary addition to Fairmont’s acclaimed golf resort portfolio, particularly Fairmont St Andrews and Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel in County Kildare, Ireland.The new country estate resort, opening in Cheshire in 2024, follows in the footsteps of Fairmont Windsor Park, which opened to much acclaim at the start of 2022. The new hotel will be Accor’s 5th Fairmont hotel in the UK & Ireland, a grand collection of hotels which notably includes the world-renowned The Savoy – A Fairmont Managed Hotel in London.