The iconic Dilly Hotel will accelerate Leonardo Hotels, owned by Fattal Group, market position once the £90 million for extensive refurbishment programme will be over.
Opened in 1908, the Dilly Hotel is centrally located between Piccadilly and Regent Street in the heart of London and features over 280 rooms, indoor swimming pool, fitness and treatment rooms, and squash courts, along with seven meeting rooms and event spaces.
With this major acquisition, Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland will accelerate its momentum and strengthen its position as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading hotel brands. It currently operates 52 hotels across the UK and Ireland.
The Dilly Hotel will join the group’s expansive collection of hotels in central London, which include Leonardo Royal Hotels at London City, Tower Bridge, and St Paul’s; and the NYX Hotel London Holborn.
For its part, Fattal Hotels owns and operates over 200 hotels in over 100 destinations, with plans to rapidly expand its global presence. Most recently, it acquired six landmark hotels in Spain for over €165 million, with plans to invest €20 million additional capital across the properties.
In addition, Leonardo Hotels Central Europe recently acquired nine leading hotels in Austria. Located in Vienna, Salzburg and Linz. The group has ambitious plans to continue expanding its presence across key locations in Austria, focusing primarily on leading business and leisure trip destinations.
We are delighted to add the Dilly, which is a stunning, high-profile hotel with a rich history dating back to the 1900’s, to our expanding group. We believe our portfolio, our strategy and the proven capabilities of our people puts our group in a unique position to leverage and capitalise on the emerging opportunities we see across the UK hotel sector. Our vision is to create one of Europe’s best performing hotel groups, where we nurture our talent to be the best, and create exceptional customer experiences.
David Fattal, CEO and Owner of the Fattal Hotel Group
The iconic Dilly is an excellent acquisition for the group, and reflects the ongoing success of our hotels, and very much consistent with our ambitious growth strategy. We look forward to working closely with the experienced Dilly team over the coming weeks and months to drive performance and continue delivering exceptional experiences for guests as we prepare for the substantial investment and repositioning of the property in the heart of the great city of London.
Ronen Nissenbaum, CEO of Fattal Hotels in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal
In total, so far, Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland has seen over 2,530 bedrooms refurbished across the group and has had more than 1,450 rooms added through new developments and acquisitions. The development pipeline is being supported by the rebranding of the Jurys Inn portfolio to Leonardo Hotels, creating one global brand.