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Multi-million pound hotel refurb is under way

Work to transform one of Birmingham’s best-known hotels is well under way.

In a £25 million investment programme, the former Royal Angus hotel, 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 venue was a Thistle Hotel until it closed just over a year ago, and it is expected to open in Autumn 2019.

The first DoubleTree by Hilton in Birmingham, it will include two Marco Pierre White-branded concepts: Mr White’s English Chophouse restaurant and Marconi coffee shop.

The project will create up to 100 new full and part-time jobs, and the refurbishment includes the addition of two extra floors, a roof-top terrace, and four state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

When it opens, the hotel will be run by Black and White Hospitality Management on behalf of Downing LLP, 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. Work is progressing well and we are on schedule for an autumn opening. We are now putting in place the management team who will start recruiting staff.”

Black and White Hospitality Management also manages major elements at The Cube on Wharfside Street, including Hotel Indigo and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

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