TWO Eastbourne hotels which closed when Shearings Holidays went into administration are reopening.

The Burlington Hotel, in a prime postion almost opposite the Pier, will reopen next month.

The Majestic, further down the seafront, will reopen next March.

This is great news for the hotel sector in Eastbourne.

A spokesman for Leger Holidays said this afternoon: “The Burlington is very popular and we can confirm the bookings will start from October onwards.

“It is a little later for The Majestic with bookings from next March.”

Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which owned coach company Shearings and several other businesses, collapsed into administration in May.

Shearings had been offering affordable holidays and escorted tours since 1903 and was particularly popular with older travellers.

Key competitor Leger Holidays then announced it was taking over the brand.

Leger chief executive Ian Henry said: “I am delighted that Leger Holidays will be bringing the iconic Shearings brand back to life and relaunching it as a stand-alone brand in our escorted tours portfolio.  

“We are particularly keen to develop Shearings’ popular UK tours portfolio and increase our UK tours market share.

“Post Covid-19 we are predicting an increase in staycations and will be very quickly launching around 30 new UK tours for 2021 and beyond.”