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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2018 forecast for the hotel industry

26 February 2018

A number of the agents who are active in the hotel industry have published market reviews of 2017 and indicated their views on the trajectory of the market this year. Some common items emerged: RevPAR growth in 2017 of over 4% was supported by weak sterling which reduced costs for overseas visitors and discouraged foreign […]

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KE Hotels acquires Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

20 February 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]

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Funding for Dundee hotel development

6 February 2018

Fladgate’s hotel team has advised clients on the provision of funding, by Coutts & Co, for the redevelopment of two sites in Dundee into InterContinental Hotels Group branded hotels. The team advised on the negotiation and agreement of finance documents including the facility agreement and security as well as the associated hotel management and franchise […]

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Planning for a successful hotel project

25 January 2018

A batch of High Court cases from 2017 reminds us of the challenges that arise when building hotels.  Last year we saw cases concerning a new luxury hotel near Heathrow Airport,[1] works to the Albert Embankment Crowne Plaza[2] and a new hotel at Lifeboat Quay in Poole[3]. It is not unusual for hotel projects to […]

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Fladgate sponsors the Leisure Property Forum’s Leisure Review

23 January 2018

We are delighted that Fladgate will be sponsoring the Leisure Review 2017 for the Leisure Property Forum on 24 January 2018. We will be hearing from four of the leisure sector’s most active property agents covering the big box leisure sector, A3/A4 restaurant/bar, the pub sector and the investment/development sector. The speakers will be giving an overview of […]

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Fladgate’s hotels team present at Hotel Finance, Investment & Development conference

8 December 2017

Members of Fladgate’s hotels team presented at the Henry Stewart’s annual ‘Hotel Finance, Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe’ conference in London on 30 November 2017. Fladgate Partners Barry Hembling (Construction) and Eddie Powell (Corporate – Commercial, Intellectual Property and Sport) spoke on ‘Key legal issues that MUST be considered when developing […]

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Car parking: display or pay!

30 November 2017

The owner of a shop claimed rights to park on an adjoining car park on the basis that it had acquired rights to do so over a period of 20 years’ use. As the car park owner had maintained clearly visible private car park signs, these were indicative of its continuing objection to unauthorised parking […]

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Fladgate achieves top tier ranking for Hotels & Leisure

27 November 2017

Fladgate’s hotels team is delighted to announce that it has received a top tier ranking in this year’s Legal 500. Transactional highlights in 2017 include advising funds managed by Patron Capital (the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments) on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers; acting […]

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