It was announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) had sold its building on St Andrews Street to Canadian hotelier Sandman Hotel Group. Now the building in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland, will be turned into a hotel, and RGU will use funds from the multi-million deal to finish construction of its new Garthdee campus.
Sandman Hotel Group, which is also known as the fastest growing privately owned Canadian hospitality company, already made its plans public. The building will be turned into a four-star hotel with 220 guestrooms, 61 one-bed suites included, various dining and meeting facilities.
According to Principal of RGU Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, all parties will benefit from this step. The university will finally get funds for development of new teaching and learning facilities that will make education process even more efficient, and the city will get one more hotel that will faster regeneration of the central part of Aberdeen.
Sandman Hotel Group is owned by Northland Properties Corporation. The company’s portfolio includes mostly hotels in the UK and Canada. The Vancouver-headquartered hotelier currently operates 44 hotels across these countries. The properties work under three brands Sandman Signature Hotels & Resorts, Sandman Hotels, and Inns & Suites.