Another London hotel Added to Marco Pierre White’s Black and White’s Portfolio

Main Photo: The Lansbury Heritage Hotel, London

Date: January 2019

Location: Poplar, Canary Wharf, London E14, UK

Name: The Lansbury Heritage Hotel – four star

No. of Keys: 29

Owner: A private company headed up by Ekbal Ali, Tasbirul Choudhury and Alfaz Kabiri.

Management: Black and White Hospitality has announced taking over the day-to-day operation of London’s Lansbury Heritage Hotel, providing strategic management for the hotel to optimise the venue’s profitability.

The addition of the 29 bedroom four-star, boutique-style hotel is seen as a major coup for the business that was founded by Chairman and CEO Nick Taplin.

Marco Pierre White is the main shareholder in the company.

Specialising in the management of both branded and independent hotels, Black and White Hospitality’s portfolio spans limited service hotels through to luxury full-service hotels with conferencing, events, health clubs, spas and restaurants.

Led by Hotels Managing Director, Shezan Aslam, the Black and White team will now manage all elements of The Lansbury Hotel’s operation.

Nick Taplin said: “To add such a major London-based venue to the Black and White portfolio really is a fantastic achievement and we’re naturally delighted to have been brought in to help the owners maximise the hotel’s profitability.

“This is the second London-based hotel, New Road Hotel in Whitechapel, that we now manage with a third to follow in Q1 2019.

“We work alongside some of the world’s leading brands including the InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Worldwide and of course Marco Pierre White. The Lansbury is a perfect fit for the expertise we have at Black and White and is not too dissimilar to some of the other properties we currently manage.”

THPT Comment: A very stylish boutique hotel for visitors to Canary Wharf – great to see this development – we suspect many more to follow.

First Seen: The Caterer

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