Canadian billionaires’ £20m Aberdeen hotel to open its doors this summer


The new Sandman Signature in Aberdeen is gearing up to open its doors later this summer under the ownership of Canadian-based billionaire developers.

The former Robert Gordon University building on St Andrew Street is being transformed into a new 218-bedroom hotel under the ownership of Northland Properties.

Alongside the bedrooms, there will also be conference facilities, plus a Chop Grill & Bar restaurant on site.

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The property will be the third branded hotel to open in the U.K.

The Sandman Hotel Group is owned by the Gaglardi family, who have a portfolio of other hospitality businesses including Sutton Place Hotels and the Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Chop Steakhouse & Bar and Denny’s restaurant chains.

SHG’s chairman and chief executive Tom Gaglardi owns the Dallas Stars NHL team in Texas.

Once open, the Sandman Hotel Aberdeen will join the four-star properties in Gatwick and Newcastle, with the group said to be already set on expanding further in the U.K.

The Sandman Signature Aberdeen’s general manager is Murray Todd, who moved from his role at Holiday Inn Express in Aberdeen, where he had been for 15 years. The restaurant will be run by Patrick Mercer.

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