Bespoke Hotels named operator for new UK hotel

Hotel Gotham, Manchester, England, UK. Photo credit: Bespoke Hotels(Image: Bespoke Hotels)

Bespoke Hotels inked an agreement with developer Complex Development Projects to operate a new hotel at the former Coventry Telegraph offices in Coventry, England.

Construction on the Telegraph Hotel on Corporation Street will begin later this year, and is slated to offer 100 guestrooms pending planning approval from the Coventry City Council. CDP plans to retain original features of the property, including the Board Room and Lord Iliffe's apartment, and is waiting on the long-lease extensions necessary to construct the project. 

The group plans to generate approximately 130 jobs once the hotel opens, expected before Coventry serves as the UK City of Culture in 2021. West Midlands Combined Authority is supporting the project through the Collective Investment Fund managed by Finance Birmingham. 

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“We took advice from national hotel experts and Bespoke was our first choice of partner. We have been working with them for the past six months on the detail of the project and are happy that they share our enthusiasm for Coventry and recognize the opportunity of this unique building,” Ian Harrabin, managing director of CDP, said in a statement. 

The Telegraph Hotel will be Bespoke Hotel's newest addition to its management portfolio of 96 hotels in the UK. The group's inventory includes the Bermondsey Square Hotel in the center of London's creative district, the Hotel Gotham in Manchester, the Billesley Manor Hotel in Stratford and the Carnoustie Golf Hotel in Carnoustie, Scotland.

This is the latest leg in Bespoke Hotels’ global expansion plans, following the company’s plans set in June to develop, acquire and manage hotels in North America with Broughton Hotels. Broughton Hotels aims to help Bespoke USA seek development opportunities in focus markets while providing market intelligence and management of hotel projects across the continent.