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Jasminder Singh


EDWARDIAN GROUP is one of the UK’s leading privately owned hotel groups and has been operating and developing its hospitality portfolio since Jasminder Singh began his career in the hospitality industry in 1977. In January 2024, the group announced the sale of its Radisson Blu Edwardian properties in London, ten hotels with 2,053 rooms, to US private equity firm Starwood Capital Group for a reported £800 million ($1 billion). Edwardian Hotels London will retain and continue to operate The Londoner, their flagship hotel, and its two Radisson Collection hotels, The May Fair, and The Edwardian Manchester. “Following the successful launch of The Londoner and a period of strong trading across the portfolio, this sale represents an opportunity to refocus the group and position it for its next chapter,” Inderneel Singh, chief executive of Edwardian Group and son of Jasminder, said. “Our three landmark properties – The Londoner, The May Fair Hotel, and The Edwardian Manchester – are perfect showcases of our vision for the future, and we remain committed to investing in and delivering distinctive experiences for guests in high-end, purpose-built, city-centre hotels,” he added. The group opened The Londoner, on the south west corner of the iconic Leicester Square, in September 2021 as the world’s ‘first super boutique hotel’. It incorporates 350 bedrooms and suites, six concept eateries and bars, two private screening rooms, seven meeting spaces and a ballroom for 850 guests. Launched after six years of development, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 16-storey hotel stands 30 metres (almost 100ft) tall and 32m (nearly 110ft) below street level in the heart of the capital. For Jasminder Singh, the hotel heralded a new era in his journey from an accountant to one of the most successful hoteliers in the UK.

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