Canadian Sandman Hotels Opens 3rd Hotel in the UK

Date: May 2017

Location: St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK – to open in 2018

Name: Sandman Signature Hotel Aberdeen

Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle

No. of Keys: 218

Seller: Robert Gordon University’s School of Computing

Buyer: Sandman Hotels of Canada, this being their 3rd hotel in the UK (Newcastle in 2009 and Gatwick) with 50 hotels in Canada. Sandman were advised by law firm Sintons and financing was from Allied Irish Bank (GB). Owned and founded by the Gaglardi family, with Taj Kassam, President and COO …with Tom Gaglardi as Chairman & CEO.

The family also owns the NHL ice hockey team The Dallas Stars.

They appear to have bought the site in July 2014….

Also this week (2018) Sandman opened its first hotel in Atlantic Canada, the Sandman Signature St. John’s Hotel – 201 rooms

Price: £20m

Price per Key: £91,743

THPT Comment: Interesting Canadian hotel company that has opened 50 hotels over 50 years, look serious about expansion into the UK, with this, their 3rd hotel.

First Seen: Scottish Business News Network