The Moran Hotel group, which owns the Red Cow Hotel complex in Dublin, the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork and several hotels in the UK, has bought the Bewleys chain of hotels for an undisclosed sum.

The Bewleys Hotels are owned by Slaney Meats. Bewleys provides the brand and service concepts. The Slaney Meats Group is headed by Wexford businessman Bert Allen.

Bewleys Hotels are located in Ballsbridge, Leopardstown and Newlands Cross in Dublin and at Dublin Airport. The chain also has hotels at Manchester Airport and in Leeds city centre in the UK.

A spokesman for the Moran Hotel group said it would issue a statement tomorrow.