The Royal Hotel in Kettering has finally come under new ownership. We are proud to announce the acquisition of yet another hotel, right in the heart of Kettering. This Grade II listed building, which once was the jewel in the town’s crown, has now unfortunately been neglected for decades. Besides bringing the hotel up to scratch, Paymán Investments is set to transform the property into a community hub, as part of its Corporate & Social Responsibility commitments.
About Our Most Recent Acquisition
Royal Hotel Kettering is a 42-bedroom hotel located in Kettering town centre. Overlooking Market Place, it is set within walking distance of the town’s main amenities and Newlands Shopping Centre as well as within close proximity of the railway station. Boasting a stained-glass café and a beautiful sky-lit restaurant, the hotel is well set to become the talk of town. Furthermore, the impressive banquet hall, singular in terms of size, provides the perfect venue for weddings, family gatherings and corporate events. A vast basement, formerly a night club, also awaits exploration and adopting a new character.
Royal Hotel Kettering – The Past
Formerly known as The White Hart Hotel, this exquisite piece of Northamptonshire real estate has been designed in Jacobean style and has hosted people from all ranks of society. Graced by the visits of the likes of Charles Dickens in 1835, in its heyday it even hosted Queen Victoria herself. No doubt one of the greatest monarchs to ever rule over the British Empire, Queen Victoria is reported to have stayed in Room 12 while her horses and carriage were sheltered in elevated stables around the back of the hotel – outbuidlings that survive to this day. And it is not hard to see why she was attracted to stay at this property – besides stone dressings and a Dutch gabled Welsh slated roof behind cornice and parapet, the three-storey red brick hotel boasts rusticated quoins and a semi-circular bow window in the central left section, composing the main view as you approach town. No less impressive is the porch on the right with Ionic pilasters which welcome you as you enter the property.
Royal Hotel Kettering – The Future
Owned by the Duke of Buccleugh until 1896, this property has since changed hands multiple times and sections of it have fallen into a state of considerable disrepair. While the task of restoring it to its days of former glory is not one to be underestimated, our team at Paymán Investments have decided it is one worth embarking on. Consultations with the local community, government institutions and national bodies are already underway in trying to sketch out what seems to be a very promising path in attempting to safeguard one of Kettering’s most priceless pieces of communal heritage.
Na’ím Anís Paymán, Chief Executive Officer at Paymán Investments, said:
“We feel humbled to have been entrusted with the guardianship of the Royal Hotel. We view ourselves not merely as owners of a piece of property, but as guardians entrusted with protecting and reviving this historic edifice for the benefit of generations to come.”
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