Aparthotel makeover for Halifax listed building

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UK: The White Swan Hotel in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is set to be converted in to an aparthotel after changing hands.

FICO Holding UK Ltd recently sold the property to Durham Asset Management Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

It previously catered for conferences and events as well as visitors to the town, but has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic and was marketed with a guide price of £1.5million.

The new owners expect to renovate the building and reopen it as an aparthotel, catering for longer-term visitors to the town.

Kashif Akhtar, managing director of Durham Asset Management Limited said: “The White Swan Hotel is a stunning four-storey building in the heart of Halifax which deserves to see lots of activity and life inside it. We’re planning to renovate and modernise it internally, while respecting its external heritage, and creating a sense of buzz and activity in the town centre.”

The Grade-II* listed 39-bedroom hotel, in Princess Street, was built in 1858.

Robert Smithson, associate director in Colliers’ Hotel Agency said: “It’s great that we can say that there will soon be new life and activity brought to the White Swan. While its operation will change slightly it will still be provide accommodation for visitors to the town.”

The leases of the ground floor beauticians and basement Italian restaurant remain in place following the sale.

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