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Lost Property Win at the Nottingham Bar and Restaurant Awards

The Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards are a celebration of the superb food and drink industry the city and the county has to offer. 

We are delighted Lost Property at Mercure Nottingham City Centre won the best kept secret category. 


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UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 winners

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 winners

Progression Programme of the Year Award – sponsored by the London Town Group 

Winner: Metro Bank

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Ramada Leicester Stage hotel sold to London Town Group

Property investment company London Town Group intends to carry out a multimillion-pound refurbishment of the 79-bedroom Ramada Leicester Stage hotel following its acquisition from Lester Hotels for an undisclosed sum.

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Nottingham City Centre Hotel reveals its latest renovation

Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel now reveals its brand new bedrooms.  

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Hotelier of the Year Award sponsored by HT & Co Drinks

Winner: Koolesh Shah, Managing Director, London Town Group of Companies

Presented by Rupa Huq MP, Sanjay Thakrar, Director of HT Drinks, Koolesh Shah, Managing Director, London Town Group of Companies, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye. 

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Hotelier of the Year Award: Koolesh Shah

Hotelier of the Year Award (supported by HT Drinks): Koolesh Shah, founder of the London Town Group

Born and raised in Britain, Koolesh Shah has spent his entire life in the hotel business. The London Town Group was the first to launch IHG’s Indigo hotel brand in the UK, a measure of the reputation the group enjoys with the big franchise brands.

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Nottingham's new secret bar Lost Property is in a cave under a hotel

Half the fun of visiting Hockley's newest cocktail and gin joint is trying to find it.

Curiously located at number 7 1/2 Carlton Street, Lost Property is a seriously 'secret bar' hidden in the caves under the Nottingham's oldest hotel - and even once you've found the entrance you won't necessarily know how to get in.

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Accor announces Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel

The world’s biggest hotel operator, AccorHotels announced it is opening in November 2016 with London Town Group a 72 room hotel under its Mercure brand in Talbot Square, London. The hotel is situated in a prime location close to Hyde Park and Paddington Station (the main central London terminus for express trains to Heathrow Airport).

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Mercure Hotel Nottingham Announces Free Upgraded Wi-Fi Access and Free Sky TV for Guests

Mercure Hotel Nottingham has announced free Sky TV to include Sport and Movie channels within the next six weeks which will be incorporated into all bedrooms. Upgraded Wi-Fi access will also be provided within bedrooms, public areas and meeting space.

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Hotel Group Looks North

Sheffield’s Metropolitan Hotel has been acquired by the London Town Group of companies.

The Group’s latest investment is the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, a stylish and contemporary 112-bedroom purpose- built hotel in the heart of the city centre.

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Paddington Cube development

Paddington Cube development

Property tycoon Irvine Sellar today said his new £775 million Cube development will help to give “tatty” Paddington a Shard-style shot in the arm.  

The 19-storey glass cube by architect Renzo Piano was given the green light by Westminster Council. 

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