Boutique hotel planned at former hospital in Aberdeen

A HISTORIC hospital in Aberdeen could be turned in to a 52-bedroom boutique hotel, if new proposals get the go-ahead.

The new vision for the former Woolmanhill Hospital has been developed by CAF Properties with NHS Grampian and will be submitted to Aberdeen City Council.

Redevelopment of the hospital, built in 1759, would also see dozens of new serviced apartments and also residential properties alongside the hotel.

The hotel and serviced apartments would be operated by Glasgow-based G1 Group. If planning consent is given, the scheme could be completed by 2019.

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New boutique hotel planned for historic site in Bath

A NEW boutique hotel promising a “a touch of modern glamour” plans to open in Bath city centre this summer.

Hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor have just completed the acquisition of the former Carfax Hotel in the city’s historic Great Pulteney Street.

The hotel, which was owned and run by the Salvation Army until it closed in 2013, was put up for sale earlier this year and marketed with a guide price of £4.5million.

The experienced duo, who run two other hotels in Bath, now plan to turn the property into a 40 bedroom boutique hotel with a cocktail bar, for which planning permission was given by the local council in January 2015.

The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the iconic Pulteney Bridge across the River Avon and is comprised of three Grade I-listed Georgian townhouses.

Ian Taylor commented, “Our new property has one of the best addresses in Bath and incredible potential. We will retain the integrity of the building, in an up-to-date interpretation with a nod to the history of Bath. We can’t wait to reveal more in the coming months.”

The couple’s two other hotels in Bath are the Abbey Hotel and the Villa Magdala.

Boutique hotel in Devon goes on sale for £1.1million

A BOUTIQUE hotel in the centre of Dartmouth, Devon, has gone on sale with a guide price of £1.1million.

Browns Hotel is a four storey townhouse with eight en-suite bedrooms, a wine bar and restaurant.

The hotel, which is located in Victoria Road, close to Dartmouth Harbour, also has a three bedroom owner’s flat which could be suitable for converting to additional hotel accommodation, subject to planning permission.

Browns is being marketed by international estate agent Savills. Martin Rogers, head of UK hotel transactions for the firm, commented:

“This established townhouse hotel offers numerous income streams and has a particularly buoyant trade during the summer months thanks to Dartmouth’s appeal as a tourist destination. This is supplemented out of season by a strong local trade in the popular wine bar and restaurant.”


North Wales boutique hotel acquired by Manchester leisure firm

A 14-Bedroom boutique hotel in North Wales has been sold to Manchester-based firm Elle R.

Stunning Soughton Hall Hotel near Mold in Flintshire had been marketed prior to the sale with a guide price of £3million.

The Grade-II listed property dates back to the mid-18th century and was originally built as a Bishop’s Palace.

New owners Elle R already run a number of bars and restaurants in Manchester as well as the Castlefield Rooms event space.

James Ramsbottom, managing director of Elle R Leisure, said: “This is a very exciting acquisition and adds another hotel to our growing portfolio to serve both the local market and also attract customers from Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester.

Sheffield boutique hotel goes on the market

A FOUR star boutique hotel in Sheffield city centre has been put up for sale.

“Substantial offers” are being invited for the Leopold Hotel in Leopold Street in the heart of Sheffield. The Grade-II listed property started life at the turn of the 19th century as a boys’ Grammar school.  In 2007, the building was refurbished and converted in to an 89-bedroom boutique hotel.

The Leopold also has a bar, restaurant/breakfast room, small gym and conferencing/wedding facilities.

Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotels Agency at Colliers International, said: “The Leopold Hotel is Sheffield’s only four star boutique hotel and attracts business from Sheffield’s corporate market, together with tourist and function related business.

“The hotel has good quality room stock and facilities and is well positioned to compete in the local market place. The hotel has the potential to be branded, which could enable a purchaser to enhance the earnings and profitability of the business.”

Marketing details for the hotel are available here.

The Leopold Hotel is one of’s featured boutique hotels in Sheffield.