Main Photo: A rendering of the new aparthotel
Date: March 2021
Location: St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Name: Was the Royal Angus Hotel
No. Keys: 186 rooms, to be converted to 174 apartment style rooms
Seller: The hotel was a former Thistle Hotel, and was planned to be made into a DoubleTree by Hilton back in 2019, under the ownership of asset manager Downing LLP.
Buyer: Property developer SevenCapital has submitted plans to Birmingham City Council to transform the Royal Angus Hotel on St Chad’s Queensway into a 174-bed aparthotel. The plans also include a communal ground floor facility and winter gardens. They are partnered on this project by Colmore Tang.
The hotel will have 174 rooms ranging from standard rooms, studios, some with balconies and One-Bed Apartments, with panoramic views across Birmingham.
SevenCapital bought the 186-bedroom Royal Angus Hotel in central Birmingham in August as part of plans to expand its hospitality business. The hotel, which was also formerly a Thistle hotel, is near to the city’s Snow Hill train station and Colmore Business District.
The firm wants to build on the success of its existing four-star Park Regis Hotel which is also located within the city centre near to Edgbaston at Five Ways.
The hotel is set to open in 2022 and will be managed by Switch Hospitality on behalf of Seven Capital and Colmore Tang. Switch Hospitality have extensive projects in Birmingham including Park Regis Birmingham. The Holiday Inn Express Birmingham South, Nite Nite and several serviced offices and apartments.
John Angus Managing Director from Switch Hospitality said “The Royal Angus Hotel will be a home away from home for our guests and will be a fantastic addition to the city. With the development of Snow Hill, HS2 and the Children’s Hospital. A hotel with luxury apartments will fill a much needed void in the city centre. We are extremely excited to have the ability to bring our experience from Park Regis Birmingham in particular to our latest hotel contract in Birmingham”
Damien Siviter, group managing director of SevenCapital said: “The Royal Angus Hotel is a very exciting acquisition for SevenCapital that will allow us to expand our hotel ownership, whilst helping to uphold and further boost the hospitality sector and create jobs within Birmingham. This will be especially important in helping to meet and alleviate demand ahead of the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will see unprecedented pressure and spotlight put on the city.”
Bal Sohal,chairman of SevenCapital Group added: “SevenCapital remains, first and foremost, committed to supporting and championing Birmingham, the home of our headquarters, as a truly world class city. The Park Regis hotel brand has already proven a popular and successful brand with our existing hotel at Five Ways and we fully expect this to build on that success, helping to boost the local economy through tourism, whilst creating much needed, continual employment opportunities for the local community.”
THPT Comment: Congrats to Bal Sohal via his SevenCapital vehicle, on this second major hotel in the city….makes sense to go aparthotel in this area.
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