Former student digs transformed into ‘urban hotel’ as family owners steer clear of boutique chic

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A former accommodation building used to house students from the University of Nottingham, has been transformed into an ‘urban hotel’ by its new family owners.

The Linden Leaf in Beeston is owned by Martine Comery-Vivian and her husband Adam Vivian who spent six months giving the old student digs a makeover and now hopes to attract both business people and leisure guests to the new hotel.

The hotel is specifically being marketed as a ‘unique urban hotel’ to give people a home from home feel, with the owners purposely steering away from what they described as ‘achingly trendy’ boutique chic in a bid to appeal to people looking for a homely touch.

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The three-storey Linden Leaf is home to 10 bedrooms on the corner of Station Road and Linden Grove and isn’t the first hospitality acquisition for the Vivians, with the couple having sold their previous venture The Rockaway Hotel after 39 years to start a new chapter.

Martine said: “We have breathed new life into an old and ailing building and after a substantial upgrade we now find ourselves looking forward to once again welcoming travellers from all four corners of the globe.”

Adam said: “It’s been a lot of effort and we’ve done it all ourselves. Martine was the creative mind behind it. It has a very relaxed feel.”

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