The owners of The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen have acquired the property’s neighbouring buildings, in a bid to grow the business and further commit to hospitality in the city.
Graham and Gillian Wood, who also own The Chester Residence in Edinburgh, have acquired 55-57 Queens Road, the category B listed properties which were built in 1898.
Located next to The Chester Hotel, the buildings are interconnecting Victoria granite villas and comprise 56,000 sq ft across four storeys.
The property comes with planning consent for hotel, restaurant and bar use, with Graham saying that the acquisition ‘clearly increases our potential’.
The site also features a 22-space car park and a significant area of open ground at the rear.
He said: “The acquisition of the adjacent properties at 55-57 Queens Road provides a good opportunity to purchase a prime west-end property. We will be looking at a number of options for developing the property over time.
“We continue to believe that Aberdeen is a good place to do business. We are pleased with what we have created so far, and this acquisition clearly increases our potential.”
The Chester Hotel opened in 2014 following a £5m refurbishment programme, and comprises a fine dining restaurant, private dining rooms, lounge bar, function suite, spa and 50 bedrooms.