RB own The Curtain Hotel and Members Club in Shoreditch, one of London’s newest and most sought-after luxury lifestyle hotels. The hotel was sold by and then leased back to New York hotelier Michael Achenbaum and his partner Jeffrey Levine. The freehold comprises over 115,000 sq ft GIA over six stories with 120 luxury bedrooms and suites, a private members’ club, a rooftop pool and restaurant overlooking the City skyline, wellness centre, live performance room as well as co-working space for members and hotel guests. It is home to acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant and The Green Room cocktail bar, named one of “London’s Best Bars Right Now” by Conde Nast Traveller UK.
In August 2018, RB purchased 47,48, & 49-50 Poland Street (together with land to the rear of 54-55 Great Marlborough Street) in Soho, the heart of central London. The site comprises three prominent retail & office buildings currently totalling 53,000 sq ft GIA and benefits from planning consent by Westminster for demolition and redevelopment into a hotel with restaurant and bar space consisting of over 74,000 sq ft GIA on two basement levels, ground and six upper floors.
One month later, RB acquired the neighbouring site at 54 & 55-57 Great Marlborough Street with prominent adjoining freehold buildings currently totalling 44,000 sq ft and 100 ft of prime frontage. This has full planning consent granted for redevelopment into a 118-key hotel with restaurant and retail space of over 63,400 sq ft over two basement levels, ground and seven upper floors. Shiva Hotels, who currently own and manage various hotels across London, will lead on the operations of both assets under a JV partnership.
RB also own a portfolio of hotels across England, including the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club with its 18 hole golf course, and is scheduled to open a 154-room Hilton Garden Inn with a hospitality suite for around 400 guests at its Doncaster Racecourse in H2 2018.