Council challenges Sadiq’s hotel call-in

8 February 2019

In November 2018, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, called in the Kensington Forum Hotel application which had previously been refused by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RKBC) planning committee (primarily for the reason of insufficiently high design quality and harm to the surrounding area). The Mayor’s first reason given for the call-in was that […]

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2018 in numbers!

17 January 2019

The hotel industry loves statistics and we do certainly get bombarded with them.  However, our friends over at Savills recently reported the following interesting stats which we thought were worth sharing.

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UK’s hotel sector stands firm in tough year

6 November 2018

HVS Chairman (London Office), Russell Kett, discusses how the hotels sector has “stood firm in what is proving a tough trading year”.

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What does the Autumn Budget 2018 mean for hospitality?

1 November 2018

Philip Hammond’s November 2018 Budget had some good news for the hospitality sector: the reduction in business rates for restaurants and others with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will reduce rates by a third; the lowering of the apprenticeship levy from 10% to 5% for small and medium sized enterprises should also assist […]

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Five rules for smart expansion

18 October 2018

Real estate partner Gavin Whitney was invited by BigHospitality to discuss how restaurateurs can plan for sustainable expansion, and considers the legal issues to be aware of.

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Fladgate advises Abbey Hotels (Bath) Limited on signature Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann restaurant

2 July 2018

Fladgate advised Abbey Hotels (Bath) on the negotiation and signing of a contract with Black and White Limited on behalf of the world renowned chefs Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann. Under the deal, the two chefs will put their name to a signature restaurant at the Abbey Hotel Bath, due to open in September 2018. […]

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Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

5 June 2018

Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]

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Fladgate attends Leisure Property Forum’s UK Gaming Sector Update

8 May 2018

Fladgate’s head of real estate Stephen Lewis and head of real estate litigation Thekla Fellas were delighted to attend the Leisure Property Forum’s UK Gaming Sector Update last month, kindly hosted by Gerald Eve. The LPF presented an invaluable update on the UK gaming sector, concentrating on the four main sub-sectors of AGCs, bingo, bookmaking […]

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Fladgate advises Strawberry Star on acquisition of 6.9 acre development site in Luton

16 April 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised London residential developer Strawberry Star on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton. The site has the benefit of planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, including 685 new homes together with a 200-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, a medical and wellness centre and public realm improvements. The […]

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Fladgate advises London & Regional on Hilton Park Lane refinancing

22 March 2018

Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of the Hilton, Park Lane. The hotel is Hilton’s flagship in London, opening in 1963. The 28 storey hotel includes a Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows on the top floor. The refinancing was by way of a senior facility […]

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