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Ireland's Prem Group to open boutique hotel in Sheffield

21 March 2005 by
Ireland's Prem Group to open boutique hotel in Sheffield

The Prem Group has been unveiled as the operator of Sheffield's newest boutique hotel, on Leopold Street.

The Dublin-based operator, which runs 28 hotels in Ireland, bought the 50,000sq ft property for a sum in the region of £10m and plans to open it as the Leopold hotel in October 2006.

The site, a Grade I-listed former boy's school, will be turned into a four-star, 92-bedroom venue as part of the redevelopment of Leopold Square in the centre of Sheffield.

Prem Group financial director Stephen Loftus said: "This is our first boutique project in the UK. By the end of the year we plan to open a further six hotels in Britain, including a four-star site in the North of England."

by Tom Bill

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