Landmark Birmingham Methodist Hall to be converted to hotel

Birmingham Methodist Central HallA rundown Birmingham landmark is set to be given a new lease of life as a plush hotel and leisure facility. Property company Ciel Capital says the city centre’s Methodist Central Hall will be taken over by US hotelier Dream Hotels and revamped as a combo hotel and apartment-hotel.

Ciel has submitted a planning application to Birmingham City Council which will see three more upper floors added to the Grade II listed structure if approved. The hotel will have 147 guestrooms while the apartment-hotel will feature 75 units.

Dream Hotels will operate the hotel and stablemate firm Stow-Away the apartment-hotel. The plan is to build a bar and restaurant at roof level too. Units at ground level will also be revamped and let out to café or shop proprietors or as offices. The exterior will get a makeover and any damaged tiles replaced.

The restoration of the Corporation Street includes plans for the main hall and show it will be turned into a gastro kitchen and lounge with a bar incorporating the original Methodist organ. Ciel took over the hall earlier this year and CEO Vedrana Bilanovic Riley said all at the firm were delighted with the plans for it.

She continued by saying Ciel’s project developers had produced a workable blueprint which would see the Methodist hall restored to its former glory. The restoration will guarantee the future of the early 1900s edifice and yet still provide Birmingham’s residents with additional leisure options and visitors with somewhere to stay.



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