Creating great hotels that guests love

Founded in 1988, London Town Group successfully operates hotels under a mixture of operating leases, joint ventures and freehold ownership structures. The company offers a range of management contract services from standard turnover and profit contracts to part equity joint ventures.

London Town Group started out in the hospitality industry with a single budget brand hotel in Earls Court. It has now grown to be an established property investment company largely focusing on four star hotels in London until 2008 when the group acquired a hotel in Nottingham’s Lace Market. It continued its expansion in Derby and recently in Sheffield.

Working with our business partners we have created a global market presence for all our hotels. In 2009, in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group we opened the first Hotel Indigo outside North America in Paddington, London. Hotel Indigo London Paddington is a unique 4 star boutique hotel in the heart of London’s Paddington area. In partnership with AccorHotels Group, we have successfully established a strong presence of Mercure hotels in London Paddington, London Kensington, Nottingham City Centre and the luxury boutique Mercure London Hyde Park. The Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground in Derby and the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel in Sheffield are the most recent acquisitions of the group.

Koolesh Shah, Founder and Managing Director summed up the core company ethos when saying “As a private business, we have the flexibility of working under multiple ownership models like AccorHotels and InterContinental Hotels Group, as well as still bringing our entrepreneurial flair and passion to the table.’

London Town Group will continue to expand its hotel portfolio through the addition of further operating leases, freehold site purchases and acquisitions of small branded and unbranded hotel chains in the forth coming years. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and strive to be the best in everything we do.

London Town Group has an established Head Office in Kensington, Central London. It also owns and operates an e-commerce and online marketing office in Mumbai, which is solely responsible for the hotel group websites, various on-line third party websites and search engine optimisation.

London Town Group focuses in the following areas:

  • Project feasibility and development
  • Hotel construction
  • Hotel Launch support
  • All aspects of hotel management comprising of revenue management, sales & marketing, foods & Beverage, property management and cost control/profit delivery.