Two Asian hospitality power players joins forces for sale of Frank Sinatra hotel haunt in Dundee


Two of Asia’s biggest hospitality companies have joined forces to snap up a historic hotel in Dundee, which once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill.

Southeast Asian hotel group Compass Hospitality and Seacare Hospitality Singapore have come together to purchase The Queen’s Hotel off a guide price of £2.75m, from owner Gordon Sneddon.

The hotel is home to 53 bedrooms over six floors and also comes with planning permission for another eight rooms, with Sneddon saying that the property needs investment for an upgrade to keep levels of trade healthy.

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Sneddon has owned the hotel for the last 20 years and said the time was right to ‘pass the baton’.

In addition to the bedrooms, the hotel also boasts two bars and a restaurant and will retain all the same management team during the change of ownership.

The Queen’s Hotel was used as a base by Churchill between 1908 and 1922 during his time as MP for Dundee, and will mark Compass Hospitality’s 13th hotel acquisition in the UK.

Matthew Welbourn, executive vice president of UK operations for Compass Hospitality said: “The Best Western Queen’s Hotel in Dundee is a charming and well-established property. We are confident in combining our innovative and modern management techniques with the hotel’s rustic qualities.”



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