A long standing independent hotelier in Dundee has decided to sell his property after 20 years at the helm.
Gordon Sneddon has put the Queens Hotel on the market for £2.75m for the freehold, after deciding to ‘pass the baton to a new owner’.
The hotel was first constructed in 1878 and has played a part in Dundee’s history over the years; Winston Churchill famously used it as his base from 1908-1922 in his 14 years as MP for Dundee and Frank Sinatra stayed in 1947 during his only visit and show in Dundee.
The 53-bedroom hotel is set over six floors and is home to Q Bar on the ground floor, a breakfast room and a range of function suites.
The venue currently caters for around 200 weddings and functions each year and the property also comes with planning permission for an additional eight bedrooms.
Sneddon comments: “The decision to sell has been a difficult one to reach but with the exciting changes taking place across the city and opportunities opening up every day, it felt like the right time to pass on the baton to a new owner. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time at The Queens and plan to continue in this vein until it’s time to move on!”
Stuart Drysdale, associate director at Christie & Co comments, “This is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to build upon a successfully established business in an excellent location. The hotel is being placed on the market with the hope that its new operator will continue to provide the hospitality and service that the hotel is renowned for by both locals and those from further afield.”