A profile in the weekend press of Sharan Pasricha, chief executive of Ennismore, outlines his plans for the future of his UK-based hotel group.

Ennismore own the Hoxton Hotels group as well as Gleneagles golf resort in Scotland.

The group bought the original Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch, London in 2012 (pictured). Since then the group has opened a second Hoxton Hotel in London – an office conversion in Holborn. Hoxton Hotels have also opened in various cities across Europe.

Three more Hoxton Hotels are in the pipeline: in Southwark in London plus two in the USA. A further London property in Shepherds Bush is currently at the planning stage.

The Hoxton Hotel concept will remain unchanged offering ‘luxury where it matters and budget where it counts’.

The average nightly room rate is close to £200.00 in the UK and the hotels boast a 90% occupancy level.

In Scotland, Ennismore plan to expand Gleneagles which the group acquired in 2015 into ‘one of the best hotels in the world’.

The group is also expanding the Gleneagles brand. A listed former Bank of Scotland building in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh is currently being converted into a 33-bedroom hotel with bars, restaurants and a members’ club. The group has also acquired a Grade 1-listed building in Mayfair in central London which it plans to convert into a Gleneagles members’ club.

Finally, Ennismore is mulling over the future direction of Eynsham Hall, a Grade II-listed country house hotel in the Cotswolds which it bought last year.

Strand Palace hotel in London continues its refurbishment programme. The hotel has started work on its ground floor particularly the reception, concierge, restaurant and bar areas.

The public spaces will be totally redesigned and will feature an Art Deco influence with bespoke carpets, light fittings and furniture.

The first batch of newly refurbished bedrooms came on stream last autumn. Refurbishment of the remainder of Strand Palace’s 785 bedrooms will continue.

The total refurbishment project is due for completion by April 2020.

Strand Palace Hotel is located along the Strand in central London.

A new Hampton by Hilton Hotel is set to open on the Frontier Park development in Blackburn, Lancashire in 2020.

The 150 bedroom Hampton by Hilton Blackburn will be located at Junction 6 of the M65 motorway.

On completion, the £100 million Frontier Park development will include nearly one million square feet of industrial and warehouse accommodation, motorway services and a 1,400-delegate capacity conference and events centre.

Hampton by Hilton Blackburn claims to be the first internationally branded hotel in the town.

Hampton by Hilton Blackburn will join a group branding which currently operates 28 hotels throughout the UK.

Nadler Hotels is planning to open its fifth UK hotel in early February 2019. 

Nadler Covent Garden will open in central London on 4th February 2019. It is situated on the corner of Bedford Street and the Strand in a building dating from the early 20th century.

Nadler Covent Garden will have 57 bedrooms spread over six floors, including a reception and lounge on the ground floor.

Each bedroom will feature stylish bespoke hand-made furniture, made locally in west London. Each bedroom will include a mini kitchen with a microwave, a fridge, a sink with BRITA filter water tap, a kettle and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Additional features include free high-speed wi-fi, free UK phone calls, an interactive TV and a dining / work desk.

Nadler Covent Garden will not have a restaurant. In place it offers an online delivery service from a wide range of restaurant at no extra cost.

Nadler Covent Garden joins three other Nadler hotels in London located in Victoria, Soho and Kensington plus one in Liverpool.

The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair in Grosvenor Square is currently closed and undergoing a £50million redevelopment. When it is completed the hotel will be relaunched by Hilton under its new luxury brand - LXR Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel will be renamed The Biltmore Mayfair and is expected to relaunch spring 2019.

Biltmore Mayfair will have 257 bedrooms and 51 suites. Further details await publication although the hotel will have an alfresco terrace and cocktail bar. Events facilities will include a 500 sq-mt ballroom plus a range of smaller events rooms. Leisure facilities will include a fitness suite.

The Biltmore Mayfair overlooks Grosvenor Square in the heart of London’s West End.

Hilton launched LXR Hotels & Resorts last year with its first hotel in Dubai - Habtoor Palace, a 234-bedroom luxury hotel situated in Sheikh Zayed Road.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10 has just opened on the outskirts of Reading.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10 has 129 bedrooms including 25 deluxe rooms located inside an historic mill each featuring traditional characteristics including classic wooden beams.

All bedrooms are furnished with the latest DoubleTree features including complimentary wi-fi plus the chocolate chip cookie at check-in.

The hotel’s Godfather & Co Restaurant is also located in the original mill - with the River Lodden flowing beneath it.

Leisure facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10 has five flexible events and meeting rooms all with natural daylight. The Sindlesham Suite is the largest seating up to 450 delegates theatre style.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10 is located in Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Wokingham – minutes away from the M4 corridor, five miles from the centre of Reading and one hour from central London.

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