The Barclay Brothers have been reported to be interested in acquiring London’s Claridge’s hotel as a companion to The Ritz on Piccadilly, which they already own. Media reports suggest the Telegraph newspaper owners have held talks with Derek Quinlan, holder of a minority stake in Maybourne Group, the owner of the luxury hotel. However, not all investors are keen to sell despite Maybourne sitting on a debt pile thought to be around £600m-plus.