The Empress House, Douglas, Isle of Man For Sale

Location: Overlooks Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, UK

Name: The Empress Hotel

No. of Keys: 104

The Property: The Empress is a well-established sea-facing hotel overlooking Douglas Bay on the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown Dependency.

The Isle of Man benefits from financially rewarding economy – includes zero rate corporation tax, no capital gains tax, wealth tax or inheritance tax.

It’s a profitable hotel with newly refurbished bedrooms, restaurant, bar and conference facilities, with 104 guest bedrooms with a top-floor luxurious penthouse, including potential conversion opportunity to add additional bedrooms.

The hotel has two restaurants including The Brasserie with capacity for 65 covers and the lower-ground floor restaurant / breakfast room, which until recently was operating as Manx Gourmet Burgers, with seating for 130 persons. Also The Piano Bar and conservatory lounge with capacity for 140 additional guests.

Conference facilities, including two function rooms with total capacity for 280 delegates.

There is an unutilised Health Club and Fitness Centre, including gym, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms as well as unused pool area.

There is upside with revenue enhancement opportunities with promenade-facing revenue venue and facilities. The Island has a plethora of world-class Financial Services companies including Banking, Insurance, Gaming, Wealth & Fund Management with a benign tax regime.

There is a six bedroom staff house adjacent to the hotel available subject to separate negotiation.

Main Photo: The Empress Hotel

Tenure: Freehold

Brand/Management: Free of both

Current Owner: Private family with one other hotel in Shropshire

Financials: 2018/19 financial data available

Guide Price: £12m

Guide Price per Key: £115,385

Agent: JLL

Date Posted: September 2019

THPT Comment: Great opportunity for this main hotel on the Isle of Man with the zero rate Corporation Tax or Capital Gains Tax. The Empress at 104 rooms is 9% of the entire island’s hotel stock – 1,300 rooms in 37 hotels, only two of which has over 100 rooms.

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