The new Seven Hotel in Southend has now officially opened its doors, following a £4m makeover of a former care home.
Seven Hotel is a 37-bedroom boutique, complete with 70-cover Aurum Restaurant and gin-centric bar which will feature over 30 types of gin.
The project has been headed up by owners Javed Rashid, and his son-in-laws Omar Rahimi and Sadiq Chikte, who told BH that the new hotel will become the flagship for the new brand, with the aim of opening three hotels within five years.
The building was acquired in June 2016 and has been undergoing a renovation ever since, with Adam Tibbatts heading up the interior design.
The new Aurum restaurant is headed up by Simon Webb, who has worked with the Roux family and Mcihelin-starred Simon Hulstone. His menu will be inspired by modern British cuisine and will lean on local Essex suppliers and producers.