Major Droitwich hotel closes – permanently, citing Coronavirus as cause

Chateau Impney

One of Worcestershire’s most iconic hotels has closed permanently.

A statement on Chateau Impney’s website says: “Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Centre closed on 16th March 2020 as a consequence of the Coronavirus Crisis. This necessary closure for the safety of our team members, guests and wider society was due to circumstances beyond the control of the company.

With huge sadness, these circumstances have led us to take the most difficult decision to permanently close the Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Centre, a decision which has not been taken lightly.

Thank you to our amazing team who have dedicated themselves with such passion for so long.  We also thank our suppliers and customers for their support over the years.  We wish them all the best for the future.

“We hope you all stay safe and well in these unprecedented times.”

The building is a Grade II* listed 19th-century house built in the style of an elaborate French château near Of the large mansions in Worcestershire supported by industrial fortunes, Sir Nicolas Pevsner judged Impney to be “the showiest of them all in the county”. Once a family home for local industrialist John Corbett, Chateau Impney has been a hotel since 1925.

Chateau Impney has 106 bedrooms, and was home to a number of conferencing facilities, including the Regent Centre, which is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the West Midlands.

The hotel was bought out of administration in 2012 by Birmingham-based Greyfort Properties, part of the Greyfort Group which also owns Greyfort Finance, Cirencester-based branding and web design company Origin Creative and vehicle restoration business Redrat Racing, based in Droitwich.