Plans revealed for new 174-bed aparthotel

The Royal Angus Hotel

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.

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.

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.”