Marco Pierre White’s hospitality firm signs up major Birmingham hotel
Black and White Hospitality has been brought in to manage the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Birmingham.
The company will also introduce a Marco Pierre White branded restaurant called Mr White’s English Chophouse.
The hotel, located on the site of the former Royal Angus in the Snow Hill area, represents an investment of £25m. Its refurbishment will include the addition of two floors and a rooftop terrace.
Black And White Hospitality specialises in the management of both branded and independent hotels, with a portfolio ranging from limited service to luxury hotels with conferencing, events, health clubs, spas and restaurants.
CEO Nick Taplin said: “Our track record speaks for itself and we’re naturally delighted to add the new DoubleTree by Hilton to the Black And White portfolio.
“We work alongside some of the world’s leading brands including the InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Worldwide and of course Marco Pierre White. We already manage other DoubleTree hotels and know the brand well and is a perfect fit for the expertise we have at Black and White.”
Hotels Managing Director Shezan Aslam added: “The arrival of the DoubleTree brand is hugely exciting news for Birmingham and is exactly what the city needs from both a business and tourist destination perspective. It’s regarded as being one of the world’s best four-star brands.
“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.”
Black and White Hospitality Management will run the hotel on behalf of Downing LLP.