New £3.5m Southend boutique to kick start new family-owned hotel brand

Seven Hotel

A new boutique on the seafront in Southend will kick start a new hotel brand when it opens in March 2017.

The Seven Hotel is owned by Javed Rashid, who is working on the new hotel project with his son-in-laws Omar Rahimi and Sadiq Chikte, investing £3.5m in the transformation.

Rashid recently secured planning permission to turn the former nursing home building into a boutique, which will mark the debut hotel in the Seven Hotel portfolio.

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He took over the nursing home four years ago and also owns two others within the area.

The new Seven Hotel will be home to 37 bedrooms, a steak and seafood restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace.

Local suppliers and construction company GMD Limited are working on the projects, alongside Appleby Architects and award-winning interior designer Adam Tibbatts.

Sadiq Chikte says: “It’s our first hotel in the industry; we are hoping to build on the Seven Hotel brand and its key principles to form other hotels in the near future.”


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