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Many of our Hotels are Landmark properties and architectural gems.  We have a proud record of adopting neglected buildings and returning them to their former splendour and elegance. Our philosophy has always been to revitalise these spaces and to create a vibrant and attractive environment that can be enjoyed by all. In doing so we invest a great deal of time, money and tender loving care in an effort to ensure that restoration is always sensitive and that the architectural significance of the property is never compromised.

We firmly believe that these buildings should not be the preserve of the elite but should be allowed to give pleasure to everyone. We feel that there are quite enough overpriced hotels in the UK and want to give our customers the opportunity to experience authentic quality at affordable prices.  We believe in creating extraordinary buildings for ordinary people.

Have a look at the rich history of some of our hotels...

Historical Properties
Adelphi Intro

The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

Dating back to 1914, this historic grade II listed building was built on the site of the former Ranelagh Gardens. In the early 20th centuary The Adelphi was a popular establishment for the wealthy passengers of cruise liners before embarking on their journeys. The hotel's Sefton Suite is an exact replica of RMS Titanic's First Class smoking lounge which has been the backdrop to many television dramas over the years. Famous guests at the hotel have included Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Brit Man Intro

Britannia Hotel, Manchester

Originally opened in 1856 as a textile warehouse for the drapery business S & J Watts, this grade II listed building on the corner of Portland Street boasts magnificent history. After years of disuse, Watt's Warehouse was eventually converted into a 25 bedroom hotel in the early 1980's before being bought by Britannia Hotels where now it stands as a popular 363 bedroom hotel. This hotel was recently featured in the popular BBC Two documentary, 'Great British Railway Journeys' hosted by Michael Portillo.
Grand Metropole Hotel

The Grand Metropole Hotel, Blackpool

The Grand Metropole is one of the oldest hotels in Blackpool, this is the only hotel in Blackpool to sit directly on the shoreline side of the promenade. Originally built in 1776 as Bailey's hotel the hotel underwent extensive renovations in the late 19th century that saw the hotel increase to twice its previous size - it was at this point the hotel was renamed the "Hotel Metropole". In 1955 the hotel was taken over by the Billy Butlins before being sold to Britannia Hotels in 2004.
Grand Llandudno

The Grand Hotel, Llandudno

Overlooking the promenade on the North Shore, The Grand Hotel was one of the largest hotels in Wales when constructed. The history of this hotel began with the construction of the bathhouse in 1855 followed shortly by the opening of the pier in 1858. After severe storm damage and years of disuse, the bathhouse was renovated and a hotel was added. In 1902 the hotel became the Grand Llandudno, which  was featured in the 1979 film 'Yanks' with Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave.
Grand Scarborough

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Designed by Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick, The Grand Hotel was one of the largest hotels in the world when it was completed in 1867.  The hotel was designed around the theme of time, with 4 towers to represent the 4 seasons, 12 floors to represent the months in a year and 52 chimneys to represent the weeks in a year. The Grand itself is in the shape of a 'V', this is in honour of Queen Victoria.
Royal Scarborough

The Royal Hotel, Scarborough

The Royal Hotel has a grand history of elegance and class, with its impressive historical guest list and amazing views over Scarborough bay. Built on the site of the 'The Long Room', a high class venue for balls and entertainment, the hotel was opened in 1725 and was renamed the Royal Hotel in 1839. The hotel has attracted many famous guests over the years, including Winston Churchill whilst in public office and Dame Edith Sitwell, both of whom have hotel suites named in their honour.
Royal Bath Hotel

The Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth

The Royal Bath was the first hotel in Bournemouth, so naturally it has a fantastic position on the seafront and offers panoramic views over the bay. Opened on Queen Victoria's coronation day in June 1838, it has since attracted many distinguished visitors. In 1876 the hotel was bought by Sir Merton Russell-Coates, the mayor of Bournemouth at the time, when it was named the 'Bath Hotel'. The hotel was then enlarged in 1856 and renamed the 'Royal Bath Hotel' in time for the Prince of Wales' royal visit.
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The Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton

Situated along Brighton Seafront, this famous regency style building has been a long standing architectural gem for many years, dating back to 1826. After years of restorations and architectural changes, the hotel was extended with 2 new wings by 1963 and subsequently awarded a grade II listing for the original part of the building. Now regarded as one of the oldest period style hotels in Brighton, The hotel proudly stands right in the heart of city near by the famous 'Royal Pavilion Gardens'. Currently the hotel offers 208 en-suite rooms.
Royal Court Intro

Royal Court Hotel, Coventry

Located just outside of the city centre, this grade II listed country house is the largest hotel in Coventry and dates back to 1894. The hotel was originally built as a private residence for the car manufacturer William Hillman and has tastefully been extended over the years. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland, this country hotel offers 210 en-suite rooms, with many rooms still located in the original section of the building.
Bosworth Hall Intro

Bosworth Hall Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire

Beautifully set within 11 acres of landscaped gardens in the historic market town of Market Bosworth , this grade II listed mansion dates back from the 17th century and was the home of the wealthy Dixie family for nearly 300 years. After years of disuse, Bosworth Hall was transformed into a hospital in 1931 and remained so until the early 1980's. After the closure of the hospital, work started on conversion into a hotel of which Britannia proudly took ownership of in 1987.