London property developer swoops in to save Eastbourne hotel plagued with setbacks


A London property developer could be the answer to reviving a hotel in Eastbourne that has been plagued with problems since 2014.

The Chatsworth Hotel in Eastbourne was taken over by property developer George Roseman 18 months following years of stalled renovation work and failed refurbishment plans.

Now Roseman is ploughing on full steam ahead with a new transformation project with asoft opening planned for late spring.

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Once open, the historic hotel will be home to a signature fish restaurant, bar, cigar lounge and 30 bedrooms as Roseman bids to make the property five stars.

Roseman is also planning to open a small club within the hotel, which will be ‘Eastbourne’s version of Annabel’s’, the exclusive London club.

The Roseman family has also joined forces with the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, while plans are in motion to open a small Valmont spa within the hotel.

Valmont Group, the Swiss cellular cosmetic experts, has a spa at Harrods in London.

Roseman says: “The Chatsworth is such a handsome building but it has needed a lot of work doing since we took it over,” said George, whose team of builders have replaced walls, ceilings and are totally redecorating and refurbishing throughout with luxury fixtures and fittings. The best times are family times… …and for creating memories you’ll never forget there’s nowhere better than Butlin’s by the sea. Find out more about our family breaks today.”

The Chatsworth Hotel was previously owned by Luxury Hotel Partners, who began a multi-million pound renovation before changing their minds and deciding to sell up in early 2017.

The iconic building was once owned by Eastbourne businessman and pier owner Abid Gulzar and was put on the market with a £2.75m price tag in 2014.

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  1. My parents recently stayed there for their 50th wedding anniversary and had an absolute terrible time. From the elevator not working and my elderly mother having to walk up flights of stairs to the room not even being serviced the next day. The manager has given excuses that aren’t acceptable and I am looking for the next level of management to offer some kind of reason/apology and reasonable monetary compensation . This is far from a 5 star hotel. Please help and point me in the right direction .

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