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Doubletree By Hilton to open new Birmingham hotel

The former Royal Angus hotel in Birmingham is to be refurbished into a 186-room DoubleTree by Hilton.

Comprising an investment of £25m, the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Birmingham, 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 roof top 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 rooms and facilities”.

Hilton said the hotel will create up to 100 new full and part-time jobs, the refurbished venue will also include four state-of-the-art meeting rooms for meetings and events.

Once open the hotel will be run by Black and White Hospitality Management while RPS Group plc is in charge of project managing the construction work which is being undertaken by Shaylor Group.

Nick Taplin, chairman and CEO of Black and White Hospitality said: “The Royal Angus was one of Birmingham’s best-known hotels and was the epitome of style and sophistication in the 70s and 80s. For DoubleTree by Hilton to bring one of its flagship hotels to Birmingham shows that it places the city in high esteem as a business and leisure destination.

“Its location, which is close to the business district, means it is perfect for business people needing somewhere for meetings and to have two Marco Pierre White venues also on site also gives the venue added kudos for those looking for somewhere to stay and eat when visiting the city.”

The hotel is scheduled for an Autumn 2019 opening.

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