QHotels switching its properties to Marriott’s Delta brand

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QHotels is a small chain of 25 four-star UK hotels.  Some are run as DoubleTree by Hilton franchises, others trade under their historical names.

Properties include:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Glasgow, Cambridge (Belfry), Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and Forest Pines
  • The Queens, Leeds
  • Oulton Hall, Leeds
  • Crewe Hall, Cheshire
  • Dunston Hall, Norwich
  • Norton Park, Winchester
  • The Belfry, Nottingham

….. and many more.  A list is on their website here.

It seems that QHotels is about to rebrand the majority of these hotels under Marriott’s Delta brand.  This would be a coup for Marriott which currently has no Delta properties in the UK.

Delta is a ‘conversion’ brand, just like DoubleTree and IHG’s new voco brandA ‘conversion brand’ is a brand without brand standards, allowing virtually any half-decent existing hotel to literally switch overnight without having to worry about the power output of the hairdryer, thread count of the bedsheets etc.

The Nottingham Belfry is already showing on marriott.com as Delta Nottingham – see here.  It switches in April.

If you look at this page of the QHotels website, you will see that the legal entity for the bulk of its hotels has changed to ‘Delta XXXXX’.  Crewe Hall is now legally Delta Crewe Hall Op Co Limited for example.  This makes it highly likely that these properties will also be converting during the next few months.

Even the DoubleTree hotels seem to be switching.  DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford Upon Avon is now owned by Delta Stratford Op Co Ltd, for example.

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Comments

  1. OT, numpty question.

    Is referral to Amex Gold possible from BA Amex?

    • Darren, you can pretty much refer for any card from any other but the refers bonus depends on the card you refer from.

  2. So what happens to Q points? I have accumulated quite a few over the last couple of years but never wanted to stay in hotels I go to for work ! Will they become Marriott points now?

  3. Not good news about the earlier departure of Eurostar to Amsterdam – I won’t be able to get from home for a 6.30 check-in !!!!

  4. Complete OT; but does anyone have an idea as to what Qatar will be announcing on the 17th?

  5. dirtyneedlebluesky says:

    Phew…. You got me worried that the Doubletree in Glasgow City Centre was changing!

    That’s the old Thistle which I consider a very good place to stay in Glasgow.

  6. PAT BEST says:

    Cant seem to post now on the thread regarding taking the 16 night stay for Platinum Elite, so can anyone tell me how I can apply to do so please. I rang U.K. number to do so but the operator didn’t know anything about it but took my details and said would email me, but so far no email, so what am I doing wrong please should I be applying via some other number or method. Thanks

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