A short history
Our family of hotels and luxury coaches has been providing great holidays since Jeanne Wilson bought Daish’s Hotel in 1979. Jeanne was already in the hospitality trade - as the owner of a small hotel - when she bought Daish's in 1979; her first coach followed five years later.
Two further hotels - neither of which are still part of the group - were added in 1993 and 1999, before the company expanded further with the purchase of Torquay's Devonshire Hotel in 2001, followed soon after by Bournemouth Sands (2005) and the Barrowfield Hotel (2007). The Claremont was added in 2013, while our wonderful Weymouth properties - The Russell and the Hotel Prince Regent – joined the group in 2014.And 2015 saw our first venture into Wales when with the Somerset Hotel in Llandudno. In 2018 we expanded our coverage even further with the purchase of the North Shore Hotel in Blackpool.
Alongside our nine hotels - eight of which welcome families - we also have 24 luxury coaches ready to collect you and take you on your holidays.
Service, quality, welcoming, friendly staff and excellent value are at the heart of this family-owned company. With family-friendly accommodation and adult-exclusive breaks throughout the year, we have something for everyone.