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Doubletree By Hilton To Open New Birmingham Hotel

Work to transform one of Birmingham's best-known hotels is well underway.

Comprising an investment of £25 million, the former Royal Angus hotel, that's located in the Snow Hill area of the city, is being refurbished into a 186-bedroom, four-star, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Adjacent to St Chad's Queensway (A4400), the well-known and popular venue, which was also a Thistle Hotel until it closed just over a year ago, is expected to open in the Autumn 2019, providing the city with much needed quality accommodation for both business and leisure visitors.

The first DoubleTree by Hilton in Birmingham, it will include two Marco Pierre White branded concepts including a Mr White's English Chophouse restaurant and Marconi Coffee Shop.

Part of the refurbishment includes the addition of two extra floors as well as a rooftop terrace and is, according to the team behind the work, indicative of the city's popularity for both business and leisure guests and demand for high-end hotel…


Black And White Hospitality Signs Up Landmark London Hotel

Black and White Hospitality has now taken over the day-to-day operation of the 29-bedroom Lansbury Heritage Hotel which is located close to Canary Wharf. It will also provide strategic management advice for the hotel in order to optimise the venue’s profitability.

With a proven track record of delivering excellence through its personalised and result focused approach, the addition of the four-star, boutique-style hotel is seen as a major coup for the business that was founded by Chairman and CEO Nick Taplin.

Specialising in the management of both branded and independent hotels, the firm’s portfolio spans from 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…